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Professor Antonio Echavarren

The research of the Echavarren group centers on the development of new reactions based on the use of electrophilic complexes of Au(I), Pt(II), and other transition metals as catalysts and their applications in organic synthesis of complex, biologically active molecules.

The Echavarren group is also examining new strategies for the synthesis of polyarenes of interest in material science. In particular, they are interested in the ready construction of C-60 skeletons using reactions catalyzed by Pd(0) and other transition metals.

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César R Solorio-Alvarado, Yahui Wang, Antonio M Echavarren
Journal of the American Chemical Society 2011-08-10
Cationic gold(I) promotes the retro-Buchner reaction of 7-substituted 1,3,5-cycloheptatrienes, leading to gold(I) carbenes that cyclopropanate alkenes. © 2011 American Chemical SocietyRead More
César R Solorio-Alvarado, Antonio M Echavarren
Journal of the American Chemical Society 2010-09-01
The gold(I)-catalyzed cyclization of 1-(prop-2-yn-1-yl)-2-alkenylbenzenes substituted at the benzylic position with OR groups gives 1,3-disubstituted naphthalenes with concomitant fragmentation of the alkene. One of these annulations proceeds by a retro-cyclopropanation that leads to free gold(I) carbenes.Read More