Flores-Jarillo, M.; Salazar-Pereda, V.; Ruiz-Mendoza, F. J.; Álvarez-Hernández, A.; Mendoza-Espinosa, D.*Expedient synthesis of highly functionalized abnormal gold complexes. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 28-31.
The reaction of 4-substituted imidazol-2-ylidenes with various electrophiles produces a series of 2,4-functionalized imidazolium salts. Subsequent metalation of these precursors using AuCl(SMe2) provides the first examples of highly functionalized abnormal carbenegold(I) complexes. The present protocol introduces a new strategy for the synthesis of metallic abnormal carbenes featuring diverse functional groups