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Gold(I) complexes with heteroaryl phosphine ligands

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Gold(I) complexes ligated by phosphines with N-heterocycles in the periphery were prepared. First the synthesis of the ligands N-(diphenylphosphino)-4-(pyridin-2-yl)pyrimidin-2-amine (Hpypya) and N-(diphenylphosphino)-4-phenylpyrimidin-2-amine (Hphpya) are reported. These two compounds together with the related but earlier published ligands 3-(2-(diphenylphosphino)phenyl)-1H-pyrazole (Hph3py) and 5-(4-(diphenylphosphino)phenyl)-1H-pyrazole (Hph5py) were reacted with [(tht)AuCl] and [Au(tht)2]ClO4 to give the heteroleptic complexes [(L)AuCl] and the homoleptic compounds [(L)2Au]ClO4 (L = Hpypya, Hphpya, Hph3py, and Hph5py). Single crystal X-ray diffraction studies revealed that the heteroleptic complexes form hydrogen bonds between two N-heterocycles of neighboring complexes resulting in dimeric structures. The homoleptic complexes show a different behavior.

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The article was received on 14 Oct 2013, accepted on 24 Nov 2013 and first published on 04 Dec 2013

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT52893F
Dalton Trans., 2014,43, 2397-2405

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    Gold(I) complexes with heteroaryl phosphine ligands

    C. Sarcher, S. Farsadpour, L. Taghizadeh Ghoochany, Y. Sun, W. R. Thiel and P. W. Roesky, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 2397
    DOI: 10.1039/C3DT52893F

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