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Issue 7, 2015
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P–P σ-bond activation by gold(I) coordination

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Bond activation by gold is of imminent interest with respect to catalytic activity. By coordination of an AuCl fragment onto the P–P σ-bond of an azadiphosphiridine, the P–P bond is cleaved to give a PNP type of ligand in the gold(I) complex. Another equivalent of the gold precursor selectively binds on a P lone pair. The bonding situation was further studied by means of computation, indicating the existence of a 3-center–2-electron bond.

Graphical abstract: P–P σ-bond activation by gold(I) coordination

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17 Nov 2014
26 Nov 2014
First published
26 Nov 2014

Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 1363-1366
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P–P σ-bond activation by gold(I) coordination

A. Hinz, A. Schulz and A. Villinger, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 1363
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09164G

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