Recent Advances in the Development of Chiral Gold Complexes for Catalytic Asymmetric Catalysis

Jia Jun Jiang, Man Kin Wong (Corresponding Author)

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Asymmetric gold catalysis has been rapidly developed in the past ten years. Breakthroughs have been made by rational design and meticulous selection of chiral ligands. This review summarizes newly developed gold-catalyzed enantioselective organic transformations and recent progress in ligand design (since 2016), organized according to different types of chiral ligands, including bisphosphine ligands, monophosphine ligands, phosphite-derived ligands, and N-heterocyclic carbene ligands for asymmetric gold(I) catalysis as well as heterocyclic carbene ligands and oxazoline ligands for asymmetric gold(III) catalysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-377
Number of pages14
JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2021


  • asymmetric catalysis
  • enantioselectivity
  • gold
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • ligand design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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