Gold Catalysis: Fundamentals and Recent Developments

Randall T. Mertens, Samuel G. Awuah

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We present an overview of fundamental organometallic transformations in relation to gold chemistry. The focus of this chapter is to provide comprehensive depth of oxidative addition, transmetalation, reductive elimination, β-hydride elimination, and migratory insertion reactions for the benefit of gold catalysis. Recent advances of these reactions enables intelligent catalyst design and pushes the frontier of homogenous gold catalysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCatalysis by Metal Complexes and Nanomaterials
Subtitle of host publicationFundamentals and Applications
EditorsMeng Zhou
Number of pages37
ISBN (Electronic)9780841234376
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the University of Kentucky (UK), Department of Chemistry for Start-up Funds and the UK, Igniting Research Collaboration Fund.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 American Chemical Society.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (all)
  • Chemical Engineering (all)


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