David Rendón-Nava, Alejandro Álvarez-Hernández, Daniel Mendoza-Espinosa. Synthesis and Catalytic Applications of Multinuclear Gold(I)-1,2,3-Triazolylidene Complexes. 2021, 840-847.https://doi.org/10.1002/ejic.202001022
A series of mono? to trinuclear gold(I) complexes (1?3) supported by oxo?functionalized 1,2,3?triazolylidenes have been prepared. All new compounds were fully characterized by means of 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy, elemental analyses, and in the case of complexes 1 and 2 by x?ray diffraction. The catalytic performance of the new triazolylidene gold complexes was tested in several hydroelementation and cyclization processes employing a variety of alkynes as starting materials. According to the overall results, the trinuclear complex 3 displayed the highest catalytic activity in all processes, providing good to excellent yields under mild reaction conditions.