Straightforward synthesis of [Au(NHC)X] (NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene, X = Cl, Br, I) complexes

Alba Collado-Martinez, Adrian Gomez Suarez, Anthony Martin, Alexandra Martha Zoya Slawin, Steven Patrick Nolan

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An improved protocol for the synthesis of [Au(NHC)X] (X = Cl, Br, I) complexes is reported. This versatile one-step synthetic methodology proceeds under mild conditions, in air, using technical grade solvents, is scalable and is applicable to a wide range of imidazolium and imidazolidinium salts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5541-5543
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Early online date9 May 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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