(Trimethylphosphine)(triphenylsilyl)gold(I) and related compounds

Miguel Monge Oroz, Annette Schier, Hubert Schmidbaur

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Mononuclear coordination compounds of the type (R3P)AuSiR'3 with R = R' = Ph and R = Me, R' = Ph have been obtained from reactions of the corresponding halide complexes (R3P)AuCl with the silyllithium reagent LiSiPh3. The fully phenylated species undergoes ligand redistribution in solution to give homoleptic ionic species. (Me3P)AuSiPh3 is less susceptible to this process and crystallizes from solutions as the heteroleptic complex. The crystal structure of this compound has been determined by X-ray diffraction. In the crystal lattice the molecules are not associated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-29
Number of pages4
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section B Journal of Chemical Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • (phosphine)gold(I) complexes
  • Gold-silicon compounds
  • Silyl-gold compounds


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