Enyne cyclizations with cationic gold(I) complexes

Published on May 16, 2012

This video presents a procedure for the generation of an air- and moisture-stable cationic gold complex from its chloride precursor. The catalyst is then used to induce a skeletal rearrangement of a typical 1,6-enyne.

Echavarren Group | Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Tarragona, Spain

Antonio M. Echavarren has been a Group Leader at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) in Tarragona, Spain since 2004. His research interests center on the development of new catalytic methods based on the organometallic chemistry of transition metals, as well as the synthesis of natural products and polyarenes.

Paul McGonigal has been a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Echavarren since February 2011. His research interests include the development of new gold-catalyzed reactions and the synthesis of large polyarenes.

Carla Obradors Llobet has been a PhD student with Prof. Echavarren since 2010, working on the development of new gold-catalyzed intermolecular reactions of alkynes and alkenes.


The original research article is published in the Chemistry – A European Journal.

Nieto-Oberhuber, C.; Paz Muñoz, M.; López, S.; Jiménez-Núñez, E.; Nevado, C.; Herrero-Gómez, E.; Raducan, M.; Echavarren, A. M., Gold(I)-Catalyzed Cyclizations of 1,6-Enynes: Alkoxycyclizations and exo/endo Skeletal Rearrangements, Chemistry Eur. J. 2006, 12, 1677–1693. doi:10.1002/chem.200501088

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