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Pure Appl. Chem., 2010, Vol. 82, No. 11, pp. 2005-2016

Published online 2010-08-01

Formal Lewis acidic character of gold nanocluster catalyst

Hidehiro Sakurai1,2,3*, Ikuyo Kamiya2 and Hiroaki Kitahara3

1 PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Tokyo 102-0075, Japan
2 Research Center for Molecular Scale Nanoscience, Institute for Molecular Science, Myodaiji, Okazaki 444-8787, Japan
3 School of Physical Science, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Myodaiji, Okazaki 444-8787, Japan

Abstract: Gold nanoclusters (NCs) stabilized by the poly(N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) hydrophilic polymer (Au:PVP) behave not only as aerobic oxidation catalyst but also formal Lewis acid catalyst, which promotes the intramolecular heterocyclization of γ-hydroxyalkenes and γ‑aminoalkenes.