Volume 89 Issue 2 | p. 30 | Concentrates
Issue Date: January 10, 2011

Gold Catalysis Revisited

A new study helps clear up the controversy over possible palladium-tainted gold catalysis
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: catalysis, palladium, gold, cross-coupling<, organometallic chemistry/p>

Transition-metal complexes with one or more gold atoms need help to catalyze cross-couplings such as the Sonogashira reaction, but gold nanoparticles can go it alone, according to work from a team led by Avelino Corma of Spain’s Polytechnic University of Valencia (Chem. Commun., DOI: 10.1039/c0cc04564k). Last year, Antonio M. Echavarren of Spain’s Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia and coworkers questioned several groups’ work, including Corma’s, on gold complexes . . .

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