Preparation and properties of cyano(triphenylphosphoniomethanide)-gold(I) and its oxidative-addition products with halogens

Graham A. Bowmaker, Hubert Schmidbaur

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

6 Scopus citations

Abstract

The 1:1 complex [Au(CN)(CH2PPh3)] has been obtained from the reaction between triphenylphosphoniomethanide and gold(I) cyanide. This undergoes oxidative-addition reactions with halogens X2 to give the gold(III) complexes trans-[AuX2(CN)(CH2PPh3)]. The complexes have been characterized by conductivity measurements, n.m.r., and vibrational spectroscopy, and contain a stable bond between the ylidic carbon and the gold atom.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2859-2861
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society. Dalton Transactions
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Preparation and properties of cyano(triphenylphosphoniomethanide)-gold(I) and its oxidative-addition products with halogens'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this