Issue 73, 2021

A dicoordinate gold(i)–ethylene complex


The use of the exceptionally bulky tris-2-(4,4′-di-tert-butylbiphenylyl)phosphine ligand allows the isolation and complete characterization of the first dicoordinate gold(I)–ethylene adduct, filling a missing fundamental piece on the organometallic chemistry of gold. Besides, the bonding situation of this species has been investigated by means of state-of-the-art Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations indicating that π-backdonation plays a minor role compared with tricoordinate analogues.

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26 May 2021
11 Aug 2021
First published
11 Aug 2021
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Chem. Commun., 2021,57, 9280-9283

A dicoordinate gold(I)–ethylene complex

M. Navarro, J. Miranda-Pizarro, J. J. Moreno, C. Navarro-Gilabert, I. Fernández and J. Campos, Chem. Commun., 2021, 57, 9280 DOI: 10.1039/D1CC02769G

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