Optimising catalyst and reaction conditions in gold (I) catalysis – ligand development

Alba Collado, David J. Nelson, Steven P. Nolan

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This review considers phosphine and N-heterocyclic carbene complexes of gold(I) that are used as (pre)catalysts for a range of reactions in organic synthesis. These are divided according to the structure of the ligand, with the narrative focusing on studies that offer a quantitative comparison between the ligands and readily available or widely used existing systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8559-8612
Number of pages54
JournalChemical Reviews
Issue number14
Early online date14 Jul 2021
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2021


  • gold
  • carbene complexes
  • aryl substitutes


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