Tetrakis[(triphenylphosphine)gold(I)](tricyclohexylphosphine)boronium tetrafluoroborate, a novel boron-centred gold cluster

Annette Blumenthal, Holger Beruda, Hubert Schmidbaur

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Treatment of tricyclohexylphosphine(trimethylsilyl)borane with tris[(triphenylphosphine)gold(I)]oxonium tetrafluoro-borate [in tetrahydrofuran (thf) at -78°C] affords moderate yields of the title compound [(Cy 3P)B(AuPPh3)4]+ BF4 -, the cation of which features pentacoordinate boron atoms in the centre of a (pseudo) square pyramid with the Cy 3P ligand in the apical position (Cy = cyclohexyl).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1005-1006
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


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