A heterodinuclear, formal Au+IPt0 complex with weakly bound alkene ligands†
[(Ph3P)AuPt(nbe)3][BAr4F] (nbe = norbornene) constitutes the first olefin-containing, formal Au+IPt0 complex. The unusual coordination mode and the electronic properties have been analyzed spectroscopically and by calculations. The low binding energy of the nbe ligands make this complex a valuable precursor for formal Au+IPt0 complexes and a candidate for heterobimetallic catalysis.
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