Gold-Catalyzed Heck Reaction



Herein, we report a gold-catalyzed Heck reaction facilitated by the ligand-enabled Au(I)/Au(III) redox catalysis. The ele-mentary organometallic steps such as migratory insertion and β-hydride elimination have been realized in the catalytic fash-ion for the first time in gold chemistry. The present methodology not only overcomes the limitations of previously known transition metal-catalyzed Heck reactions such as the requirement of specialized substrates and formation of a mixture of regioisomeric products as a result of the undesirable chain-walking process but also offers complementary regioselectivity as compared to other transition metal catalysis.


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