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.
Synthesis of arenes and heteroarenes by hydroarylation reactions catalyzed by electrophilic metal complexes
Pure Appl. Chem. 2010, 82, 801-820.