Crystal and molecular structures of R3PAu(3-Hmba): R=Cy and Ph; 3-H2mba=3-mercaptobenzoic acid at 173 K: Steric control of aurophilic association

D. R. Smyth, B. R. Vincent, E. R.T. Tiekink

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The characterisation of R3PAu(3-Hmba) [R = Cy (1) and Ph (2); 3-H2mba = 3-mercaptobenzoic acid] is reported. The gold atoms exist in linear arrays defined by P- and S-donor atoms. The subtle combination of steric bulk of the phosphine ligands and steric profile of the thiolate ligand is demonstrated to exert control over the appearance of hydrogen-bonded or Au...Au-mediated dimer motifs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298-302
Number of pages5
JournalZeitschrift fur Kristallographie
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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