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Gold(III) chloride and acetate complexes with bipyridine and phenanthroline


Cationic-anionic chloride complexes of gold(III), [(L)AuCl2]BF4 (L = 2,2′-bipyridine and 1,10-phenanthroline (Phen)), are synthesized. Their reactions and the reactions of complex [(Phen)AuCl2]Cl with silver(I) and sodium acetates are studied. The chloride ligands in complexes [(L)AuCl2]BF4 are easily substituted by the acetate ligands in the reaction with silver(I) acetate to form new carboxylate complexes [(L)Au(OAc)2]BF4. The reaction of complex [(Phen)AuCl2]Cl with sodium acetate in glacial acetic acid affords binary complex salt [(Phen)AuCl2][AuCl4], which is characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis.

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Original Russian Text © N.S. Akhmadullina, A.V. Churakov, V.M. Retivov, R.A. Sandu, O.N. Shishilov, 2012, published in Koordinatsionnaya Khimiya, 2012, Vol. 38, no. 9, pp. 611–617.

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Akhmadullina, N.S., Churakov, A.V., Retivov, V.M. et al. Gold(III) chloride and acetate complexes with bipyridine and phenanthroline. Russ J Coord Chem 38, 589–595 (2012).

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  • Phen
  • Bipy
  • Phenanthroline
  • AuCl
  • Free Gibbs Energy