Recent Advances in Asymmetric Gold Catalysis



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Au revoir: Recent years have seen explosive growth in the use of homogeneous gold catalysts, owing to their excellent chemoselectivity, high efficiency, and applicability under mild conditions. In this Minireview, recent progress regarding asymmetric gold catalysis is summarized with discussion focused on homogeneous Au catalysts promoting C[BOND]C multiple bond activation toward the synthesis of enantiomerically enriched products.