Silver Effect in Regiodivergent Gold-Catalyzed Hydroaminations

Marcos Veguillas, Georgina Margaret Rosair, Magnus William Paul Bebbington, Ai-Lan Lee

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We report a silver-induced switching of regioselectivity in gold-catalyzed reactions, and we provide mechanistic evidence to suggest a true “silver effect”: that is, one that is implicated in the catalytic process itself, via σ-gold π-silver acetylides. These results are of significance because they clearly show that the use of silver as halide abstractors in gold-catalyzed reactions may result in “silver effects” when terminal alkyne substrates are involved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2552-2557
Number of pages6
JournalACS Catalysis
Issue number3
Early online date14 Feb 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019


  • digold
  • gold
  • gold acetylide
  • hydroamination
  • regiodivergent
  • silver
  • silver-effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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