The development and investigation of new chiral gold(I) catalysts

Bobin, Mariusz (2012) The development and investigation of new chiral gold(I) catalysts. Doctoral thesis (PhD), University of Sussex.

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Abstract

Metal-catalysed reactions are highly attractive processes due to their atom
economy and open opportunities in the development of new transformations.
In the introduction, the theoretical aspects of gold(I) catalysis with examples of
gold(I) complexes and their transformations are described with emphasis on
enantioselective synthesis.

The results and discussion chapter begins with the investigations of a chirally
active counterion moiety. The triflic amide moiety was found to be an efficient new
counterion and provide opportunity to introduce chiral bidentate ligand on gold(I)
complexes.

In conclusion, a series of chiral bidentate gold(I) catalysts were synthesised and
their catalytic activity demonstrated on model transformations. A number of strategies
improve a bidentate ligand for gold(I) catalysts.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Chemistry
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD0241 Organic chemistry
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP0155 Chemical engineering
Depositing User: Library Cataloguing
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2012 07:15
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2015 14:51
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/40543

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