Synthetic routes to [Au(NHC)(OH)] (NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene) complexes

Adrian Gomez-Suarez, Ruben S. Ramon, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Steven P. Nolan

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New procedures for the synthesis of [Au(NHC)(OH)] are reported. Initially, a two-step reaction via the digold complex [{Au(NHC)}(2)(mu-OH)][qBF(4)] was probed, enabling the preparation of the novel [Au(SIPr)(OH)] complex and of its previously reported congener [Au(IPr)(OH)]. After further optimization, a one-step procedure was developed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5461-5463
Number of pages3
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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