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Au-Pd Bimetallic Catalysis: The Importance of Anionic Ligands in Catalyst Speciation

Patricia García-Domínguez and Cristina Nevado*

*Department of Chemistry, University of Zürich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057, Zürich, Switzerland, Email:

P. García-Domínguez, C. Nevado, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 3266-3269.

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b10277

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The combination of the carbophilic Lewis acidity of Au with the redox properties of Pd enabled the preparation of a variety of substituted butenolides in a simple and efficient way. The Au-Pd bimetallic catalytic system is based on the generation of competent Au and Pd species by anionic ligand exchange.

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ID: J48-Y2016