Gold(I) carboxylates and fluorocarboxylates

Patric Römbke, Annette Schier, Hubert Schmidbaur

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(Triphenylphosphine)gold(I) pivalate (1), and (triphenylphosphine)gold(I), [tri(p-tolyl)-phosphine]gold(I), [(4-dimethylaminophenyl)diphenylphosphine]gold(I), and (cyclohexylisocyanide)gold(I) pentafluoropropionate (2-5) have been prepared from the corresponding gold(I) halide complexes and silver carboxylates in high yields. The products are stable to air and moisture and soluble in most common polar organic solvents. The structures of 1 and 3 have been determined. Owing to the bulk of the carboxylate substituents the molecules are monomers in the crystal. Compounds 1-4 undergo thermal decomposition in a narrow temperature range around 130°C, 5 is less stable and decomposes at 48°C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-609
Number of pages5
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section B Journal of Chemical Sciences
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Gold(I) Carboxylates
  • Gold(I) Complexes
  • Pentafluoropropionate Complexes


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