Photochemical disproportionation of an Au(II) pincer complex: Synthesis and structure of an Au(I)4Au(III)4 macrocycle

Dragos-Adrian Rosca, Manfred Bochmann

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The Au(II) C^N^C pincer complex [(C^N^C)Au]2 is stable under thermal conditions but disproportionates on irradiation in solution to give an Au(I)4Au(III)4 mixed-valence aggregate with a 20-membered macrocyclic structure, consisting of four linear Au(I) C-Au-N building blocks, each of which is decorated with a square planar (C^N^C)Au(III) substituent. In the crystal, the rings are stacked to form solvent-filled channels with an internal diameter of 8.3 Å and a cross-channel AuIAuI distance of 7.7 Å.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-31
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Early online date17 Dec 2015
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2016

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