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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:

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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ID: J42-Y2016