Sodium tetraphenylborate as a phenylating agent for gold(I) complexes

Alexander Sladek, Stefan Hofreiter, Martin Paul, Hubert Schmidbaur

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Phenyl[tri(tent-butyl)phosphine]gold(I) has been prepared from tris([tri(tert-butyl)phosphine]gold(1))oxonium tetrafluoroborate and sodium tetraphenylborate in ethanol at ambient temperature. The compound is also available from chloro[tri(tert-butyl)phosphine]gold(I) and phenyllithium in tetrahydrofuran. 1,4-Bis([phenylgold(l)]diphenylphosphinomethyl)benzene has been generated from the chloro complex 1,4-[(ClAu)Ph2PCH2]2C6H4 either with silver oxide and sodium tetraphenylborate or with phenyllithium. The compounds have been identified by their analytical and spectroscopic data, and their structures have been determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-51
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 4 Oct 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Phenylation
  • Phenylgold(I) Complexes
  • Tetraphenylborates as phenylating agents


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