RECENT RESEARCH TRENDS IN ORGANIC AND ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY OF GOLD.

H. Schmidbaur

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Abstract

Current chemical literature reflects a true renaissance of gold and organogold chemistry. Enormous progress has been made, both in basic research and in the application of gold and its compounds, through the introduction of modern physical techniques. As single crystal X-ray diffraction has become a routine method of structure determination, and multi-nuclear magnetic resonance and gold-197 Moessbauer spectroscopy have become readily available for the analysis of new materials, it is now possible to fully characterise a large number of novel gold-containing species and correlate their properties with their structural features. These species include soluble or volatile compounds for epitaxy and surface coatings, drugs for gold therapy, substrates for the preparation of catalysts, and precursors to colloids and pigments. The theory of chemical bonding in gold compounds has recently focused on relativistic effects, which make gold in yet more ways a unique element.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
EditorsR.P. King, H. Wagner, C.E. Fivaz, G. Gafner
PublisherSouth African Inst of Mining & Metallurgy (South African Inst of Mining & Metallurgy Symposium Series S8)
Pages83-90
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0620097779
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Volume3

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