Review of gold(I) N-heterocyclic carbenes

Lin, Ivan J. B.; Vasam, Chandra Sekhar
June 2005
Canadian Journal of Chemistry;Jun/Jul2005, Vol. 83 Issue 6/7, p812
Academic Journal
This review presents an overview of the work on Au(I)–NHC chemistry. The efficiency of different synthetic strategies of Au(I)–NHCs is discussed. Transmetallation of Ag(I)–NHCs appears to be an easy method as compared with the others. The influence of aurophilicity "a traditional property of a Au(I) center" in making the supramolecular assemblies is also covered. The combination of the Au(I) center with NHCs has great potential in the fields of medicine, catalysis, liquid crystal, and optoelectronic.


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