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White phosphorus as a ligand for the coinage metals

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Abstract

Reaction of equimolar quantities of MX (M = Au, Cu, X = Cl; M = Ag, X = OTf) and GaCl3 in CH2Cl2 with P4 leads to phosphorus ligating a cationic coinage metal centre. For Cu and Ag, ion-contacted coordination polymers are formed; for Au, an ion-separated complex is observed that features the [Au(η2-P4)2]+ cation, which is the first homoleptic Au–P4 complex to be characterised in the condensed phase.

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The article was received on 25 Aug 2011, accepted on 13 Dec 2011 and first published on 11 Jan 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC15291F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 1970-1972

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    White phosphorus as a ligand for the coinage metals

    L. C. Forfar, T. J. Clark, M. Green, S. M. Mansell, C. A. Russell, R. A. Sanguramath and J. M. Slattery, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 1970
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC15291F

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