Gold catalysis for organic synthesis

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  1. Editor: F. Dean Toste
    University of California, Berkeley

The past decade has witnessed a remarkable growth in the number of organic reactions that are catalyzed by homogeneous gold complexes. Many of the early reported reactions took advantage of the propensity of gold complexes to serve as excellent catalysts for reactions that proceed through π-activation of carbon–carbon multiple bonds. Subsequently, the reactivity paradigms available for gold complexes have proven to be almost limitless. The contributions from many research groups underscore the growing importance of homogenous gold catalysis. More importantly, the papers in this Thematic Series highlight the remarkable breath of reactivity that can be accessed using homogenous gold complexes as catalysts; from catalysis of sigmatropic rearrangement, cycloaddition and cycloisomerization reactions, to applications in enantioselective catalysis, oxidative coupling and the total synthesis of natural products, and transformations of alkynes, allenes, alkenes and even C–H bonds.

See also the Thematic Series:
Gold catalysis for organic synthesis II
Copper catalysis in organic synthesis
Transition-metal and organocatalysis in natural product synthesis

  • Editorial
  • Published 04 May 2011

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 553–554, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.63

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 555–564, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.64

  • Letter
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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 565–569, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.65

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 570–577, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.66

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  • Published 13 May 2011

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 606–614, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.71

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  • Published 17 May 2011

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 622–630, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.73

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  • Published 18 May 2011

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 631–637, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.74

Gold-catalyzed alkylation of silyl enol ethers with ortho-alkynylbenzoic acid esters

  1. Haruo Aikawa,
  2. Tetsuro Kaneko,
  3. Naoki Asao and
  4. Yoshinori Yamamoto
  • Letter
  • Published 20 May 2011

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 648–652, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.76

Gold-catalyzed naphthalene functionalization

  1. Pedro J. Pérez,
  2. M. Mar Díaz-Requejo and
  3. Iván Rivilla
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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 653–657, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.77

When cyclopropenes meet gold catalysts

  1. Frédéric Miege,
  2. Christophe Meyer and
  3. Janine Cossy
  • Review
  • Published 30 May 2011

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 717–734, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.82

  • Letter
  • Published 01 Jun 2011

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 740–743, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.84

Synthetic applications of gold-catalyzed ring expansions

  1. David Garayalde and
  2. Cristina Nevado
  • Review
  • Published 07 Jun 2011

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 767–780, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.87

  • Letter
  • Published 08 Jun 2011

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 781–785, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.88

Solvent- and ligand-induced switch of selectivity in gold(I)-catalyzed tandem reactions of 3-propargylindoles

  1. Estela Álvarez,
  2. Delia Miguel,
  3. Patricia García-García,
  4. Manuel A. Fernández-Rodríguez,
  5. Félix Rodríguez and
  6. Roberto Sanz
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  • Published 09 Jun 2011

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 786–793, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.89

High chemoselectivity in the phenol synthesis

  1. Matthias Rudolph,
  2. Melissa Q. McCreery,
  3. Wolfgang Frey and
  4. A. Stephen K. Hashmi
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  • Published 10 Jun 2011

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 794–801, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.90

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  • Published 14 Jun 2011

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 802–807, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.91

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  • Published 15 Jun 2011

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 808–812, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.92

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  • Published 21 Jun 2011

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 839–846, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.96

  • Review
  • Published 22 Jun 2011

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 847–859, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.97

Gold-catalyzed oxidation of arylallenes: Synthesis of quinoxalines and benzimidazoles

  1. Dong-Mei Cui,
  2. Dan-Wen Zhuang,
  3. Ying Chen and
  4. Chen Zhang
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  • Published 24 Jun 2011

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 860–865, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.98

Gold-catalyzed propargylic substitutions: Scope and synthetic developments

  1. Olivier Debleds,
  2. Eric Gayon,
  3. Emmanuel Vrancken and
  4. Jean-Marc Campagne
  • Review
  • Published 28 Jun 2011

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 866–877, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.99

  • Letter
  • Published 29 Jun 2011

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 878–885, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.100

The role of silver additives in gold-mediated C–H functionalisation

  1. Scott R. Patrick,
  2. Ine I. F. Boogaerts,
  3. Sylvain Gaillard,
  4. Alexandra M. Z. Slawin and
  5. Steven P. Nolan
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  • Published 01 Jul 2011

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 892–896, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.102

  • Review
  • Published 04 Jul 2011

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 897–936, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.103

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  • Published 06 Jul 2011

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 944–950, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.105

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 951–959, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.106

Chiral gold(I) vs chiral silver complexes as catalysts for the enantioselective synthesis of the second generation GSK-hepatitis C virus inhibitor

  1. María Martín-Rodríguez,
  2. Carmen Nájera,
  3. José M. Sansano,
  4. Abel de Cózar and
  5. Fernando P. Cossío
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  • Published 19 Jul 2011

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 988–996, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.111

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  • Published 22 Jul 2011

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 1007–1013, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.114

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  • Published 25 Jul 2011

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 1014–1020, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.115

Asymmetric Au-catalyzed cycloisomerization of 1,6-enynes: An entry to bicyclo[4.1.0]heptene

  1. Alexandre Pradal,
  2. Chung-Meng Chao,
  3. Patrick Y. Toullec and
  4. Véronique Michelet
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  • Published 26 Jul 2011

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 1021–1029, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.116

Recent developments in gold-catalyzed cycloaddition reactions

  1. Fernando López and
  2. José L. Mascareñas
  • Review
  • Published 09 Aug 2011

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 1075–1094, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.124

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  • Published 11 Aug 2011

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 1100–1107, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.126

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  • Published 01 Sep 2011

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 1198–1204, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.139

Combination of gold catalysis and Selectfluor for the synthesis of fluorinated nitrogen heterocycles

  1. Antoine Simonneau,
  2. Pierre Garcia,
  3. Jean-Philippe Goddard,
  4. Virginie Mouriès-Mansuy,
  5. Max Malacria and
  6. Louis Fensterbank
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  • Published 07 Oct 2011

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 1379–1386, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.162

Synthesis of fluoranthenes by hydroarylation of alkynes catalyzed by gold(I) or gallium trichloride

  1. Sergio Pascual,
  2. Christophe Bour,
  3. Paula de Mendoza and
  4. Antonio M. Echavarren
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  • Published 14 Nov 2011

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 1520–1525, doi:10.3762/bjoc.7.178

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