Bridge-to-vertex oxidative slipping in an auraborane: Synthesis and characterisation of [(B10H12)Au(B10H13)]2- and [(B10H12)Au(B 10H12)]-

Andrew J. Wynd, Alan J. Welch

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Abstract

The new auraboranes [(B10H12)Au(B10H 13)]2- and [(B10H12)Au(B 10H12)]- have been synthesised by the addition of B10H14 to a solution of R3PAuMe (R = cyclo-C6H11 or C6H4Me-2), a crystallographic study showing that the geometry of the {AuB10H 13} fragment of the former is that of an arachno fragment of a 13-vertex decosahedron; a mechanism is proposed which involves formal oxidative slipping of a gold atom from a B-Au-B bridge to a polyhedral vertex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1174-1176
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987

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