The Crystal Structure of [Bis(tri-tbutyl-phosphine)gold(I)] Chloride

Edgar Zeller, Annette Schier, Hubert Schmidbaur

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The title compound is available from the reaction of labile gold(I) chloride complexes and an excess of the ligand (tBu3P), or from the NaBH4 reduction of (tBu3P)AuCl. It forms dark red cubic crystals, [a = 14.297(1) Å at -56 °C. space group P1)3, Z = 4], with isolated chloride anions and [(tBu3P)2Au]+ cations of C3 symmetry, with linear two-coordinate gold centers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1243-1246
Number of pages4
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section B Journal of Chemical Sciences
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Sep 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Crystal Structure
  • Gold(I) Complexes
  • Gold(I) Coordination
  • Phosphine Complexes
  • Steric Effect


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