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Synthesis of Different Classes of Six-Membered Gold(I) NHC Complexes by the Isonitrile Route

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Organisch-Chemisches Institut, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 270, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Chemistry Department, King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
Cite this: Organometallics 2016, 35, 8, 1070–1078
Publication Date (Web):April 11, 2016
Copyright © 2016 American Chemical Society

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    Different types of six-membered N-heterocyclic gold carbene complexes were prepared by using gold(I) isonitrile complexes as precursors in combination with suitably functionalized amines. The simple procedures provide an easy access to not only unsymmetrically substituted saturated carbene complexes but rarely reported types of carbene complexes such as six-membered N-heterocyclic oxo-carbene complexes, and six-membered partly unsaturated ligands can be obtained following the strategy.

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