Contributions to Science, Vol 6, No 2 (2010)

The Principles of Gold-Catalyzed Molecular Gymnastics

Patricia Pérez-Galán, Verónica López-Carrillo, Antonio M. Echavarren


Gold(I) orchestrates molecular gymnastics by intra and intermolecular reaction of enymes via highly distorted cyclopropyl gold carbenes as intermediates. The synthesis of natural products such as (+)-orientalol F and (-)-englerin A illustrates the state of the art of gold (I) catalysis for the buildup
of molecular complexity.

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ISSN: 2013-410X (electronic edition); 1575-6343 (print edition)