Preparation and crystal structure of bis(isocyanide)gold(I) bis(phenylene-1,2-dithiolato)aurates(III)

Hendrik Ehlich, Annette Schier, Hubert Schmidbaur

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The reaction of (isocyanide)gold(I) chlorides [(RNC)AuCl, R = tBu, cHex] with phenylene-1,2-dithiol and sodium methoxide (molar ratio 2:1:2) in methanol / dichloromethane leads to the formation of deep green mixed-valent salts [(RNC)2Au]+[Au(S2C6H 4)2]- in ca. 35% yield. As determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction methods, the two compounds have entirely different supramolecular structures. For R = tBu stacked planar anions and rod-like cations form alternating layers, while for R = cHex alternating cations and anions are arranged in chains with long S- -Au contacts [3.422 Å].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)890-894
Number of pages5
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section B Journal of Chemical Sciences
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Gold Complexes
  • Isocyanide Complexes
  • Phenylene-dithiolate Complexes


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