Facile preparation and crystal structure of [bis(diphenylphosphino)amine]digold dichloride

Peter Lange, Annette Schier, Hubert Schmidbaur

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Treatment of bis(diphenylphosphino)amine (dppa) with (dimethylsulfide)gold(I) chloride in the molar ratio 1:2 leads to the dinuclear complex (dppa)Au2Cl2 in 95% yield. The compound was crystallized from diethyl ether/dimethylformamide as the 1:1 solvate with dmf, the crystal structure of which has been determined. The complex features an intramolecular Au-Au contact [3.121(1) Å] and an intermolecular hydrogen bond NH-O=C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)769-771
Number of pages3
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section B Journal of Chemical Sciences
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Bis(diphenylphosphino)-amine Complexes
  • Gold(I) Chloride Complex
  • Gold(I) Complexes
  • Phosphine Complex


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