17. March 2022
New publi­ca­tion by Jonas Wunsch
© Hector Fellow Academy

Paper by Jonas Wunsch published in the journal Inorganic Chemistry

In their paper the scien­tists present a proto­col to synthe­size air stable gem-diaurated gold(III) compounds from 1,3‑diketones in a single cycloau­ra­tion step with tetra­chloroau­ric acid.

The team was able to develop a more direct and simple access to gem-diaurated gold(III) complexes, which is neither based on a phospho­nium bis(ylide) ligand nor a change in the oxida­tion state of gold.

The researchers, who also include Hector Fellow A. Stephen K. Hashmi, expect that the new proto­col can serve as a basis for further research and thus further facil­i­tate the synthe­sis of gold(III) compounds in the future.

Congrat­u­la­tions to Jonas Wunsch!