Intermetallic coinage metal-catalyzed functionalization of alkanes with ethyl diazoacetate: Gold as a ligand

  1. Fuentes, M.A. 2
  2. Rodríguez-Castillo, M. 1
  3. Monge, M. 1
  4. Olmos, M.E. 1
  5. López-De-Luzuriaga, J.M. 1
  6. Caballero, A. 2
  7. Pérez, P.J. 2
  1. 1 Universidad de La Rioja

    Universidad de La Rioja

    Logroño, España


  2. 2 Universidad de Huelva

    Universidad de Huelva

    Huelva, España


Inorganica Chimica Acta

ISSN: 0020-1693

Year of publication: 2011

Volume: 369

Issue: 1

Pages: 146-149

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1016/J.ICA.2011.01.012 SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-79953847671 WoS: WOS:000289279200021 GOOGLE SCHOLAR

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The complexes [Au 2M 2(C 6F 5) 4(NCMe) 2] n (M = Cu, 1; M = Ag, 2) have been tested as catalysts for the functionalization of alkanes by the carbene insertion methodology, using ethyl diazoacetate as the carbene source. Moderate to high conversions have been obtained. The observed selectivities seem to favor the proposal that the active metal for catalysis is the Cu/Ag center, the Au(C 6F 5) 2 unit acting as a spectator ligand in both cases. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.