Gold clustering at the methylthiolate anion

Alexander Sladek, Klaus Angermaier, Hubert Schmidbaur

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By reaction with the aurating agents [Au(PMe3)]BF4/O3SCF3 or [{(Me3P)Au}3O]BF4 in molar ratios 1:1, 1:2 or 1:3, sodium methylthiolate NaSMe is converted into dinuclear [Au(PMe3)(SMe)]2 1, tetranuclear [{MeS[Au(PMe3)]2}2X2] (X = BF4 2a, O3SCF3 2b) and the novel trinuclear [MeS{Au(PMe3)}3][O3SCF3]2 3 complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1959-1960
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number16
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


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