Selective Au–C cleavage in (C∧N∧C)Au(III) aryl and alkyl pincer complexes

Smith, Dan A., Roşca, Dragoş-Adrian and Bochmann, Manfred ORCID: (2012) Selective Au–C cleavage in (C∧N∧C)Au(III) aryl and alkyl pincer complexes. Organometallics, 31 (17). pp. 5998-6000. ISSN 0276-7333

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Treatment of gold(III) pincer complexes (C∧N∧C)*AuX with trifluoroacetic acid (X = C6F5, thiophenyl, Me, Et) or of (C∧N∧C)*AuOAcF with AgOAcF/arylboronic acids leads to the selective cleavage of a C–Au bond under mild conditions to give the bidentate complexes (HC-C∧N)*Au(X)(OAcF) [(C∧N∧C)* = 2,6-(C6H3But)2pyridine]. Alkylation of (C∧N∧C)*Au(OAcF) with AlR3 (R = Me, Et) proved to be a high-yielding route to gold(III) alkyls. Au–C cleavage significantly influences reactivity, e.g., with boronic acids. The photoemission of the cleavage product (HC-C∧N)*Au(C6H4F)(OAcF) is about an order of magnitude more intense than that of its tridentate parent compound.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
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Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2013 16:02
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2022 11:31
DOI: 10.1021/om300666j

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