Recent Publications

Polynuclear Gold (I) Complexes in Photoredox Catalysis: Understanding their Reactivity through Characterization and Kinetic Analysis

C. D. McTiernan, M. Morin, T. McCallum, J. C. Scaiano and L. Barriault, “Polynuclear Gold (I) Complexes in Photoredox Catalysis: Understanding their Reactivity through Characterization and Kinetic Analysis”, Catal. Sci. Tech., 6, 201–207 (2016).

Polynuclear Gold (I) Complexes in Photoredox Catalysis- Understanding their Reactivity through Characterization and Kinetic Analysis
The light mediated reduction of unactivated carbon–halogen bonds using polynuclear gold(I) complexes provides a mild and temporally controlled route to the generation of C–H, and C–C bonds. Through complete photophysical and electrochemical charaterization of a series of gold(I) complexes we have been able to achieve a more intimate understanding of the complexities surrounding the excited state processes and mechanism which underly these transformations, allowing for, and facilitating further and future optimizations and applications.

http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2016/cy/c5cy01259g#!divAbstract