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Pure Appl. Chem., 2010, Vol. 82, No. 4, pp. 801-820

Published online 2010-03-10

Synthesis of arenes and heteroarenes by hydroarylation reactions catalyzed by electrophilic metal complexes

Paula de Mendoza and Antonio M. Echavarren*

Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Av. Països Catalans 16, 43007 Tarragona, Spain

Abstract: The hydroarylation of alkynes (also known as arylation of alkynes or alkenylation of arenes) catalyzed by gold or other electrophilic metal salts or complexes is reviewed from synthetic and mechanistic perspectives.