A benchtop-stable reagent for the catalytic Nicholas reaction was developed. By combining a propargyl dicobalt hexacarbonyl cluster with an ortho-alkynylbenzoate unit and a fluorous tag, introduction of a propargyl hexacarbonyl complex on various aromatic compounds having acid- or base-sensitive functional groups becomes possible by using a gold(i) catalyst. In addition, the presence of a fluorous tag facilitates convenient separation of the target products from byproducts.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry