Gold(III) olefin complexes

Nicky Savjani, Dragoş-Adrian Roşca, Mark Schormann, Manfred Bochmann

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Zeise's salt gets company: 185 years after the report of the well-known platinum(II) ethylene compound, examples of isolable olefin complexes of its isoelectronic neighbor in the periodic table, gold(III), have been prepared (see picture). The complexes are very susceptible towards nucleophilic attack; there is also structural evidence for Au-Ag interactions. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)874-877
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie-International Edition
Issue number3
Early online date23 Nov 2012
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2013

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