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Gold(I)-Catalyzed Cycloisomerization of Enynes Containing Cyclopropenes


  • The project is supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 20902005, 20832002, 20772003, 20821062) and the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program, Grant No. 2009CB825300).


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Goldenyne: Gold-catalyzed cycloisomerization reactions of propargyl cyclopropenes afford benzene derivatives in a highly efficient manner. The reaction either proceeds through a mechanism with or without double and triple bond cleavage, depending on the substituents (see scheme).

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