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A simple halide and silver-free synthesis of Echavarren's catalyst directly from gold powder
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journal contributionposted on 2021-05-03, 02:04 authored by Mohammad Al BayerMohammad Al Bayer, Robert Corbo, Anthony F Hill, Jason DuttonJason Dutton
An expedient procedure is reported for the preparation of the synthetically valuable Au(i) complex [Au(MeCN)(P Bu C H Ph-2)][BF ] (Echavarren's catalyst) directly from gold powder using [NO][BF ] in acetonitrile. The synthetic method obviates the potential presence of silver or halide impurities that follow from the tedious conventional synthesis, and have otherwise been shown to moderate catalyst performance.
We gratefully acknowledge the Australian Research Council (FT160100007) for funding.
Pagination4p. (p. 1321-1324)
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
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