Bis(triphenylphosphine)gold(i) perrhenate

Sebastian A. Baer, A. Pöthig, Salem M. Bawaked, Hubert Schmidbaur Prof., Florian Kraus Dr.

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Bis(triphenylphosphine)gold(1) perrhenate [Ph3PAuPPh 3]+ReO4- has been prepared in high yield from Ph 3PAuCl, Ph3P and AgReO4 in a mixed solvent. The compound is stable in air and decomposes at 235 °C. In the crystal structure, the two independent perrhenate anions are not approaching the gold centers of the two independent cations, but weak interionic interactions are entertained via π-π stacking of phenyl groups and C-H...O contacts. As three-blade chiral rotors, the Ph3P ligands of the cations are in a staggered conformation at the gold atoms with only slightly bent P-Au-P axes. IR and NMR data show no anomalies and are close to those of alkali or onium perrhenates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1173-1179
Number of pages7
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section B Journal of Chemical Sciences
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Crystal structure
  • Gold(1)
  • IR spectra
  • Phosphine
  • Rhenate(7)


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