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Gold-Catalyzed Coupling of Alkynes and Acyl Iminiums

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A gold-catalyzed direct addition of alkynes to active acyl iminium ion, which was generated in situ with an acid chloride, to afford a propargylamides in excellent yields.

Keywords: copper-catalyzed addition; copper-mediated coupling; diisopropylethylamine; enantioselective synthesis; propargyl amines; solid-phase mannich condensation

Document Type: Review Article


Affiliations: Department of Chemistry, McGill University, 801 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal QC H3A 2K6, Canada;

Publication date: 2005-08-01

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