Silver-catalyzed alkyne activation: The surprising ligand effect

Yijin Su, Mei Lu, Boliang Dong, Hao Chen, Xiaodong Shi

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An unexpected ligand effect was discovered in the silver(I)-catalyzed alkyne activation. For both aldehyde-alkyne-amine (A3) condensation and intermolecular alkyne hydroamination, the type B complex (P:Ag=1:1) effectively promoted the reaction, while no reaction occurred with either no ligand or excess ligands under the identical conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)692-696
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Synthesis and Catalysis
Issue number4
StatePublished - Mar 10 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry


  • alkyne-aldehyde-amine condensation
  • hydroamination
  • ligand effect
  • silver catalysis


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