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Data from: Influence of Carbene and Phosphine Ligands on the Catalytic Activity of Gold Complexes in the Hydroamination and Hydrohydrazination of Alkynes

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Through kinetic measurements, catalytic and stoichiometric experiments, as well as DFT calculations, we compare the catalytic activity of gold complexes supported by a variety of ligands (R3P, NHC, CAAC-5, CAAC-6, BiCAAC) in the hydroamination and hydro-hydrazination of alkynes. This study provides a rationale for the superior efficiency of a gold complex bearing a bicyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbene (BiCAAC). We demonstrate that this ligand motif, which is readily available, provides a durable gold catalyst able to compete with sophisticated state-of-the-art phosphine and NHC ligands, which feature secondary interaction capabilities. View this collection on the contributor's website.

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