Hydrogen-bonded networks: (phosphine) gold (I) 4-amino-2-pyrimidine-thiolates

James D.E.T. Wilton-Ely, Annette Schier, Norbert W. Mitzel, Stefan Nogai, Hubert Schmidbaur

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Treatment of the gold(I) halide complexes LAuCl (where L = PMe3, PEt3, PPh3, PPh2Py) and PP(AuCl)2 [where PP = bis(-diphenylphosphino)methane; 1,1′-bis(diphenylphosphino)ferrocene] with 4-amino-2-pyrimidine-thiol (2-SPym-4-NH2) (one or two equivalents as required) in the presence of sodium methoxide provides the corresponding (phosphine)gold(I) thiolate complexes LAu(2-SPym-4-NH2) and PP[Au(2-SPym-4-NH2)]2, respectively. A polyaurated product [(Ph3PAu)2(2-SPym-4-NH2)]BF4 is obtained on treating the thiol with the oxonium complex [(Ph3PAu)3O]BF4. The compounds LAu(2-SPym-4-NH2) (L = PPh3, PPh2Py, PEt3) and [(dppm)Au2(2-SPym-4-NH2)2] have been investigated crystallographically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-323
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number644
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • 4-amino-2-pyrimidine-thiol
  • Aurophilicity
  • Gold(I) complexes
  • Hydrogen bonding
  • Tertiary phosphine complexes
  • Thiolate complexes


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