On NHC-gold complex-catalysed aryl protodecarboxylation

Here the group of Prof. Nolan (University of St Andrews, UK) revisits the classic protodecarboxylation of arenes with a twist, a golden twist. No need for strong basic conditions anymore, a dash of NHC-gold complex, heat, and it’s done!

10 Reference: Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 14034-14038. link