Volume 89 Issue 14 | p. 37 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 29, 2011

Golden Carbonyls Proliferate

ACS Meeting News: Rare complexes could provide new leads for gold-mediated chemical processes
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: N-heterocyclic carbene, gold, homogeneous catalysis, carbonyl

The number of gold(I) monocarbonyl complexes that chemists have managed to isolate and study has just doubled, thanks to a pair of N-heterocyclic carbene-stabilized compounds created by H. V. Rasika Dias and coworkers at the University of Texas, Arlington. These complexes, described during a Division of Inorganic Chemistry symposium at the American Chemical Society national meeting in Anaheim, are expected to help chemists further investigate reaction intermediates and mechanisms of gold-catalyzed reactions and aid . . .

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