Kilpin, K.J., Jarman, B.P., Henderson, W. & Nicholson, B.K. (2011). Catalytic activity of cycloaurated complexes in the addition of 2-methylfuran to methyl vinyl ketone. Applied Organometallic Chemical, 25(11), 810-814.
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Cycloaurated gold(III) complexes derived from cycloaurated iminophosphorane, triphenylphosphine sulfide or selenide, or pyridylsulfonamide ligands have been assessed for their catalytic activity in the addition of 2-methylfuran to methyl vinyl ketone. Addition of AgBF₄ was generally needed for high activity, although those with coordinated atoms of high trans influence showed some activity in the absence of added Ag⁺.