Gold(I)-Catalyzed Intramolecular Acetylenic Schmidt Reaction
David J. Gorin, Nicole R. Davis and F. Dean Toste*
*Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, Email: fdtosteberkeley.edu
D. J. Gorin, N. R. Davis, F. D. Toste, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 11260-11261.
A mild, gold(I)-catalyzed acetylenic Schmidt reaction of homopropargyl azides gave regiospecific substituted pyrroles. A mechanism in which azides serve as nucleophiles toward gold(I)-activated alkynes with subsequent gold(I)-aided expulsion of dinitrogen is proposed.
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