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Correlating thermochromic and mechanochromic phosphorescence with polymorphs of a complex gold(i) double salt with infinite aurophilicity

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Abstract

A complex [Au(NHC)2][Au(C[triple bond, length as m-dash]N)2] double salt exhibits polymorphic crystalline structures with distinct phosphorescence and variations at Au⋯Au distances and ligand–ligand torsion angles. This serves as a model system correlating aurophilicity and low-energy charge-transfer electronic transitions and helps to understand the thermochromism and mechanochromism of the gold(I) complexes.

Graphical abstract: Correlating thermochromic and mechanochromic phosphorescence with polymorphs of a complex gold(i) double salt with infinite aurophilicity

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Submitted
29 Jun 2018
Accepted
17 Oct 2018
First published
17 Oct 2018

Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 12844-12847
Article type
Communication

Correlating thermochromic and mechanochromic phosphorescence with polymorphs of a complex gold(I) double salt with infinite aurophilicity

Q. Liu, M. Xie, X. Chang, Q. Gao, Y. Chen and W. Lu, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 12844
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC05210G

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