The scope of photosensitizer-free visible light-driven gold-catalyzed cross-coupling was evaluated by a wide variety of organoboron and organosilicon species using four equivalents of aryldiazonium salts and (4-CF3-C6H4)3PAuCl in MeOH. In addition, a C(sp or sp2)-C(sp2) cross-coupling of organotrimethylsilanes and aryldiazonium salts was investigated. The reactions can be conducted under very mild reaction conditions, with a reduced amount of aryldiazonium salt (1.2 equiv.) by using a catalytic amount of Ph3PAuNTf2 in MeCN under irradiation with blue LEDs at room temperature.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
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