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NUCLEOPHILIC REACTIVITY

Changing the gold standard

Nature Chemistryvolume 11pages199200 (2019) | Download Citation

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Gold — long presumed to be an inert metal — has been increasingly shaking this image over the past couple of decades, mostly through electrophilic behaviour. Now, a two-coordinate gold complex has been shown to exhibit nucleophilic reactivity, with the insertion of CO2 into its polarized Auδ−–Alδ+ bond.

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