With its impressive features, gold has led to completely new reaction types in recent years, which in turn have strongly influenced both
organic catalysis and material science. Other fields where a significant amount of new results has been obtained include nanotechnology,
self assembly/supramolecular systems and biochemical/medicinal chemistry. As a result, gold is one of the hottest topics in catalysis at
the moment, with an increasing amount of research being carried out in this field.
While focusing on homogeneous catalysis, this monograph also covers the main applications in heterogeneous catalysis. Following
a look at the gold-catalyzed addition of heteroatom nucleophiles to alkynes, it goes on to discuss gold-catalyzed additions to allenes and
alkenes, gold-catalyzed benzannulations, cycloisomerization and rearrangement reactions, as well as oxidation and reduction reactions.
The whole is finished off with a section on gold-catalyzed aldol and related reactions and the application of gold-catalyzed reactions to natural
Of interest to synthetic chemists and inorganic chemists, as well as organic chemists working in homogeneous catalysis, physical and
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Published April 6, 2012
Science & Math, Professional & Technical.