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Monomeric Linear Diaminocarbene Complexes of Gold(I) Show Merit in Enantioselective Catalysis

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  • Prof. Helgard G. Raubenheimer

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    1. Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602 (South Africa)
    • Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602 (South Africa)
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Abstract

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Striking gold: Rather simple aryl substituents are required to convert acyclic diaminocarbenes (ADCs) into useful pseudo-bidentate ligands for monomeric gold(I), which can enantioselectively catalyze a tandem acetylization/cycloisomerization reaction. Tf=trifluoromethanesulfonyl.

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