A Au(I)-Precatalyst with a Cyclopropenium Counterion: An Unusual Ion Pair
Roya Mir and Travis Dudding*
*Department of Chemistry, Brock University, 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines, ON, Canada, Email: tduddingbrocku.ca
R. Mir, T. Dudding, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 2675-2679.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b00241 (free Supporting Information)
A novel Au(I)-precatalyst is applied to intermolecular alkyne hydroamination. DFT calculations revealed the cyclopropenium counterion of this Au(I)-precatalyst imparts stability through H-bonding and other noncovalent interactions.
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