[Au12(PPh2)2S4(L2)4]2+ (L2 = 3,4-bis(diphenylphosphino)-2,5-bis(trimethylsilyloxy)furan): an Au12 unit protected by modified maleic anhydride phosphine ligands†
The reaction of the bis(dichlorogold) complex of 2,3-bis(diphenylphosphino)maleic anhydride (L1) with S(SiMe3)2 in the presence of NaBPh4 yields the ionic dodecanuclear cluster compound [Au12(PPh2)2S4(L2)4](BPh4)2 (1). During the formation of 1, the initial ligand L1 is transformed into the doubly sylilated derivative, 3,4-bis(diphenylphosphino)-2,5-bis(trimethylsilyloxy)-furan (L2). The presence of bridging PPh2 groups is a result of the transformation of L1 in the coordination sphere of Au(I). Compound 1 was characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction and electrospray-ionization (ESI) mass spectrometry.
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