Gold-mediated C-H bond functionalisation

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  • Authors:
  • Tanya C. Boorman
  • Igor Larrosa


The transition metal-catalysed direct functionalisation of C-H bonds is an increasingly viable alternative to the multi-step strategies traditionally adopted. The use of powerful and environmentally benign gold(i) and gold(iii) catalysts in such transformations has highlighted their remarkable reactivity and led to a significant increase in their utilisation. This tutorial review provides an overview of gold-catalysed C-H functionalisation, looking at transformations which rely on the ability of gold to perform C-H activation, as well as those exploiting its potent π-acidity.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1910-1925
Number of pages16
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011