Synthesis of Cyclic and Heterocyclic Compounds via Gold-Catalyzed ReactionsWe are grateful for the financial support from the National Basic Research Program of China (973)-2015CB856603, the Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Grant No. XDB20000000, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (20472096, 21372241, 21572052, 20672127, 21421091, 21372250, 21121062, 21302203, and 20732008).
Received: 21 May 2017
Accepted after revision: 13 June 2017
27 July 2017 (eFirst)
This account outlines the latest advances from our group in the field of gold catalysis. A variety of cyclic and heterocyclic compounds, containing different sized skeletons, are synthesized selectively by fine-tuning the substrates, catalysts, and ligands. Au(I)/Au(III) redox catalysis is applied in our latest work through adding external oxidation. The reaction mechanisms are discussed in detail. Moreover, the photoredox catalytic process is also introduced briefly, which opens avenues for the development of new strategies in gold chemistry.
2 Gold-Catalyzed Cycloisomerization of Enynes
3 Gold-Catalyzed Intramolecular Cyclization of Propargylic Ester Substrates
4 Gold-Catalyzed C(sp3)–H Functionalizations
5 The Au(I)/Au(III) Redox Catalytic Cycle