On the Mechanism of Au-catalyzed Enynamide-Yne Dehydro-Diels-Alder Reactions: An Experimental and Computational Study

David F. León Rayo, Young J. Hong, Dominic Campeau, Dean J. Tantillo* and Fabien Gagosz*

Chem. Eur. J. 2021, accepted (in press)



Gold-catalyzed Reactions of Specially Activated Alkynes, Allenes, and Alkenes

Dominic Campeau, David F. León Rayo, Ali Mansour, Karim Muratov, and Fabien Gagosz*

Chem. Rev. 2020, accepted


Diastereoselective hydroalkylation of aryl alkenes enabled by remote hydride transfer

Dhika Aditya Gandamana, Fabien Gagosz,* and Shunsuke Chiba*

Tetrahedron 2020, 76, 131272



Diastereoselective Intramolecular Hydride Transfer Triggered by Electrophilic Halogenation of Aryl Alkenes

Bin Wang, Dhika Aditya Gandamana, David Fabian León Rayo, Fabien Gagosz,* and Shunsuke Chiba*

Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 9179–9182

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Diastereoselective Intramolecular Hydride Transfer under Brønsted Acid Catalysis

ACS Editors' Choice Article

Bin Wang, Dhika Aditya Gandamana, Fabien Gagosz* and Shunsuke Chiba*

Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 2298-2301

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Gold Vinylidenes as Useful Intermediates in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Invited article 50 Years SYNTHESIS – Golden Anniversary Issue

Fabien Gagosz*

Synthesis 2019, 51, 1087-1099



Synthesis of isochroman-4-ones and 2H-pyran-3(6H)-ones by gold-catalyzed oxidative cycloalkoxylation of alkynes

Invited article Special Issue "From controlling chemical bonding to deciphering and manipulating biological processes"

Qing Zhao, Guilhem Henrion and Fabien Gagosz*

Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2019, 27, 2616-2620



Gold-catalyzed Formal Dehydro-Diels-Alder Reactions of Ene-Ynamide Derivatives Bearing Terminal Alkyne Chains: Scope and Mechanistic Studies

Qing Zhao, David Fabian León Rayo, Dominic Campeau, Martin Daenen and Fabien Gagosz*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 13603-13607


Alkyl Ethers as Traceless Hydride Donors in Brønsted Acid Catalyzed Intramolecular Hydrogen Atom Transfer

Dhika Aditya Gandamana, Bin Wang, Ciputra Tejo, Benoit Bolte, Fabien Gagosz* and Shunsuke Chiba*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 6181-6185



Use of a benzyl ether as a traceless hydrogen donor in the anti-Markovnikov
hydrofunctionalization of alkenes with xanthates

Hirohito Hayashi, Atsushi Kaga, Bin Wang, Fabien Gagosz* and Shunsuke Chiba*

Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 7535--7538


Gold-catalyzed synthesis of beta-trifluoromethylated alpha,beta-unsaturated ketones from CF3-substituted propargylic carboxylates and their reactivity in Diels-Alder reactions

Invited article Special Issue in Honor of Sir Derek Barton

Arnaud Boreux, Aubin Lambion, Dominic Campeau, Marina Sanita, Ruben Coronel, Olivier Riant* and Fabien Gagosz*

Tetrahedron 2018, accepted


Acyl Fluorides as Efficient Electrophiles for the Copper-Catalyzed Boroacylation of Allenes

Arnaud Boreux, Kiran Inkuduri, Fabien Gagosz* and Olivier Riant*

ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 8200-8204


Synthesis of Allenamides and Structurally Related Compounds by a Gold-Catalyzed Hydride Shift Process

Qing Zhao* and Fabien Gagosz*

Adv. Synth. Catal. 2017, 359, 3108-3113


Anti-Markovnikov Hydrofunctionalization of Alkenes - Use of a Benzyl Group as a Traceless Redox-active Hydrogen Donor

Geoffroy Hervé Lonca, Derek Yiren Ong, Thi Mai Huong Tran, Ciputra Tejo, Shunsuke Chiba* and Fabien Gagosz*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 11440-11444


Gold(I)-catalyzed 6-endo-dig azide–yne cyclization: efficient access to 2H-1,3-oxazines

Geoffroy Hervé Lonca, Ciputra Tejo, Hui Ling Chan, Shunsuke Chiba* and Fabien Gagosz*

Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 736-739


Synthesis of Trifluoromethyl-allenes by Gold-Catalyzed Rearrangement of Propargyl Benzyl Ethers

Arnaud Boreux, Geoffroy Hervé Lonca, Olivier Riant* and Fabien Gagosz*

Org.Lett. 2016, 18, 5162-5165


Divergent Product Selectivity in Gold- versus Silver-Catalyzed Reaction of 2-Propynyloxy-6-Fluoropyridines with Arylamines

Colombe Gronnier, Soren Kramer and Fabien Gagosz*

Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 2092-2095


Gold-Catalyzed Synthesis of Functionalized Pyridines Using 2H-Azirines As Alkenyl Nitrenes Precursors

Agnes Prechter, Guilhem Henrion, Pierre Faudot dit Bel, Fabien Gagosz*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 4959-4963


Recent Progress towards Transition Metal-Catalyzed Synthesis of γ-Lactams

Long-Wu Ye,* Chao Shu and Fabien Gagosz*

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2014, 12, 1833-1845


Gold-Catalyzed Photoredox Transformations

Guillaume Revol, Tery McCallum, Mathieu Morin, Fabien Gagosz* and Louis Barriault*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 13342-13345


Au-Catalyzed Formation of Functionalized Quinolines from 2-Alkynyl Alkyl Azides

Colombe Gronnier, Guillaume Boissonnat and Fabien Gagosz* 

Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 4234-4237


Gold-Catalyzed Tandem Cycloisomerization / Cope Rearrangement: An Efficient Access to the Hydroazulenic Motif

Ziping Cao and Fabien Gagosz*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 9014-9018


Synthesis of Functionalized Chromenes and Benzofurans from Aryloxy Propargyl Malonates

Invited article Special Issue on ”Gold catalysis”

Igor Dias Jurberg, Keichi Ikeda, Dorothy Antwi-Omane and Fabien Gagosz*

Isr. J. Chem. 2013, 53, 915-922


New Biarylphosphonite Gold(I) Complexes As Superior Catalysts for the Oxidative Cyclization of Propynyl Arenes into Indan-2-ones

Guilhem Henrion, Thomas E. J. Chavas, Xavier Le Goff and Fabien Gagosz*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 6277-6282


Cu(I)-catalyzed Oxydative Cyclization of Alkynyl Epoxides and Oxetanes

Colombe Gronnier, Soren Kramer, Yann Odabachian and Fabien Gagosz*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 828-831


Gold-Catalyzed Transformation of 2-Alkynyl Arylazides: Efficient Access to the Valuable Pseudoindoxyl and Indolyl Frameworks

Alexander Wetzel and Fabien Gagosz*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 7354-7358

Highlighted in Synfacts issue 10/11


Gold- and Brønsted Acid-Catalyzed Hydride Shift onto Allenes: Divergence in Product Selectivity

Benoit Bolte and Fabien Gagosz*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 7696-7699

Highlighted in Synfacts issue 8/11


Gold(I)-catalyzed formation of furans by a Claisen-type rearrangement of ynenyl allyl ethers

Invited article Special Issue on ”Gold catalysis for organic synthesis”

Benoit Bolte and Fabien Gagosz*

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 878-885


Taking Advantage of the Ambivalent Reactivity of Ynamides in Gold Catalysis: A Rare Case of Alkyne Dimerization

Soren Kramer, Yann Odabachian, Jacob Overgaard, Mario Rottländer, Fabien Gagosz* and Troels Skrydstrup*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed 2011, 50, 5090-5094


Gold(I)-Catalyzed Formation of Dihydroquinolines and Indoles from N-Aminophenyl propargyl malonates

Invited article “Emerging Investigator  themed issue”

Colombe Gronnier, Yann Odabachian and Fabien Gagosz*

Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 218-220


Hydroalkylation of Alkynyl ethers via a Gold(I)-Catalyzed 1,5-Hydride Shift / Cyclization Sequence

Igor Dias-Jurberg, Yann Odabachian and Fabien Gagosz*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 3543-3548


Formation of Cinnoline Derivatives by a Gold(I)-catalyzed Hydroarylation of N-propargyl-N’-Arylhydrazines

Invited article Special Issue on ”Catalytic addition of E-H bonds to non-activated carbon-carbon multiple bonds”

Igor Dias-Jurberg and Fabien Gagosz*

J. Organomet. Chem. 2010, 696, 37-41


Unusual Approach to Branched 3-Alkynylamides and to 1,5-Dihydropyrrol-2-ones

Igor Dias-Jurberg, Fabien Gagosz and Samir Z. Zard*

Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 416-419


La Catalyse à l’or: Un Outil Synthétique en Devenir

Fabien Gagosz

Actualité Chimique 2010, 347, 12-19


A Cationic Dimetallic Gold Hydride Complex Stabilized by a Xantphos-Phosphole ligand: Synthesis, X-ray Crystal Structure and DFT Study

Aurélie Escalle, Guilhem Mora, Fabien Gagosz, Nicolas Mézailles, Xavier.-F. Le Goff, Yves Jean* and Pascal Le Floch*

Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48, 8415-8422


An Unusual Access to Medium Sized Cycloalkynes by a New Gold(I)-Catalyzed Cycloisomerization of Diynes

Yann Odabachian, Xavier –F. Le Goff and Fabien Gagosz*

Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 8966-8970


Gold(I)-catalyzed [4+2] cycloaddition of N-(hex-5-enynyl) tert-butyloxycarbamates

Invited article Special Issue on ”Gold Catalysis”

Andrea Buzas, Florin Istrate, Xavier-F. Le Goff, Yann Odabachian and Fabien Gagosz*

J. Organomet. Chem. 2009, 694, 515-519


Cyclobutenes as Isolable Intermediates in the Gold(I)-Catalyzed Cycloisomerization of 1,8-Enynes

Yann Odabachian and Fabien Gagosz*

Adv. Synth. Catal. 2009, 351, 379-386


Gold-catalyzed rearrangement of propargylic tert-butyl carbonates

Andrea Buzas, Florin Istrate and Fabien Gagosz*

Tetrahedron 2009, 65, 1889-1901


Recent developments in Gold Catalysis

Guest Editor Special issue on ”Gold Catalysis”

Fabien Gagosz

Tetrahedron 2009, 65, 1757


Gold(I)-Catalyzed [4+2] Annelation/Nucleophilic Addition Sequence: Stereoselective Synthesis of Functionalized Bicyclo[4.3.0]nonenes

Guest Editor Special issue on ”Gold Catalysis”

Sebastian Böhringer and Fabien Gagosz*

Adv. Synth. Catal. 2008, 350, 2617-2630


Synthesis of Functionalized Oxazolones by a Sequence of Cu(II)- and Au(I)-Catalyzed Transformations

Florin Istrate, Andrea Buzas, Igor Dias-Jurberg, Yann Odabachian and Fabien Gagosz*

Org. Lett. 2008, 10, 925-928


Amidyls in radical cascades. The total synthesis of (+/-)-aspidospermidine and (+/-)-13-deoxoserratine

Anne-Claude Caillet-Dublanchet, Jérôme Cassayre, Fabien Gagosz, Béatrice Quiclet-Sire, Lisa Sharp and Samir Z. Zard*

Tetrahedron 2008, 64, 4803-4811


Synthesis of Functionalized Furans via Gold (I)-Catalyzed Claisen-Type Rearrangement

Florin Istrate and Fabien Gagosz*

J. Org. Chem. 2008, 73, 730-733.


Synthesis of Functionalized Pyrroles via Gold(I)-Catalyzed aza-Claisen Type Rearrangement

Florin Istrate and Fabien Gagosz*

Org. Lett. 2007, 9, 3181-3184


Gold(I)-Catalyzed Isomerization of Allenyl Carbinol Esters: an Efficient Access to Functionalized 1,3-Butadien-2-ol Esters

Andrea Buzas, Florin Istrate and Fabien Gagosz*

Org. Lett. 2007, 9, 985-988


Gold(I)-Catalyzed 5-endo Hydroxy- and Alkoxy-Cyclization of 1,5-enynes: an Efficient Access to Functionalized Cyclopentenes

Andrea Buzas, Florin Istrate and Fabien Gagosz*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 1141-1144


A xanthate transfer approach to α-Trifluoromethyl amines

Fabien Gagosz and Samir Z. Zard*

Org. Synth. 2007, 84, 32-36


Gold(I)-Catalyzed Formation of 5-Methylene-oxazolidin-2-ones

Andrea Buzas and Fabien Gagosz*

Synlett 2006, 17, 2727-2730


Gold(I) Catalyzed Stereoselective Formation of Functionalized Dihydrofurans

Andrea Buzas, Florin Istrate and Fabien Gagosz*

Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 1957-1959


Gold(I) Catalyzed Formation of 4-Alkylidene-1,3-dioxolan-2-ones from Propargylic tert-butylcarbonates

Andrea Buzas and Fabien Gagosz*

Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 515-518


Dibenzoyl peroxide

Fabien Gagosz

Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, Wiley Publishers,  2004, update


The radical chemistry of xanthates: A powerful tool

Fabien Gagosz

Speciality Chemicals Magazine 2004, 10, 50-5


A Direct Approach to α-Trifluoromethyl Amines

Fabien Gagosz and Samir Z. Zard*

Org. Lett. 2003, 5, 2655-2657


A Practical Radical Based Access to Functionalised Geminal Bisphosphonates

Fabien Gagosz and Samir Z. Zard*

Synlett 2003, 3, 387-389


Tin-free Radical Sequences under Acidic Conditions. A convergent Access to Azole Containing Structures

Fabien Gagosz and Samir Z. Zard*

Org. Lett. 2002, 4, 4345-4348


A New Tin-free Source of Amidyl Radicals

Fabien Gagosz, Cécile Moutrille and Samir Z. Zard*

Org. Lett. 2002, 4, 2707-2709


A Short Synthesis of (±)-13-Deoxyserratine

Jérôme Cassayrre, Fabien Gagosz and Samir Z. Zard*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2002, 41, 1783-1785


Generation and Capture of Iminyl Radicals from Ketoxime Xanthates

Fabien Gagosz* and Samir Z. Zard*

Synlett 1999, 12, 1978-1980

Book chapters


NHC-Copper, -silver and -gold complexes in catalysis

Arnaud Boreux, Nicolas Marion and Fabien Gagosz*

Editor: S. Diez Gonzales

Book title: S. N-Heterocyclic carbenes: from laboratory curiosities to efficient synthetic tools - RSC Catalysis Series N° 27

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

2017 2: 421-455


Gold-promoted sigmatropic rearrangements

Guilhem Henrion and Fabien Gagosz*

Editors: Z. Rappoport, I. Marek, J. F. Liebman and S. Patai
Book title: The Chemistry of Organogold Compounds - Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups

Publisher: Wiley

2015 2: 149-234


From Gold in Nature to Gold Catalysts

Soren Kramer and Fabien Gagosz*

Editors: F. D. Toste and V. Michelet
Book title: Gold Catalysis: An Homogeneous Approach

Publisher: World Scientific

2014 13: 1-49


Organo-gold Catalysis - Homogeneous Gold-catalyzed Transformations for a Golden Jubilee

Fabien Gagosz

Editor: A. J. L. Pombeiro
Book title: Advances in Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis: The Silver/Gold Jubilee International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry Celebratory Book

Publisher: Wiley

2013 207-225


Golden Opportunities in the Synthesis of Natural Products and Biologically Active Compounds

Fabien Gagosz

Editors: J. Cossy, S. Arseniyadis
Book title: Modern Tools for the Synthesis of Complex Bioactive Molecules

Publisher: Wiley

2012 111-154