Is Gold Chemistry a Topical Field of Study?

Hubert Schmidbaur

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The question raised in the title of this progress report is answered point for point with an emphatic “yes”: Ranging from metallic gold, via clusters of gold atoms in low valence states, compounds of AuI, AuII, AuIII, and AuV, organogold derivatives, ylide and carbene complexes, to the catalytic activity of gold it embraces a long‐neglected area of chemistry holding promise of many a discovery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)728-740
Number of pages13
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1976
Externally publishedYes


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