Synthesis and X-Ray Structural Characterization of the Centred Icosahedral Gold Cluster Compound [Au13(PMe2Ph)10Cl2](PF6)3; the Realisation of a Theoretical Prediction

Clive E. Briant, Brian R.C. Theobald, James W. White, Linda K. Bell, D. Michael P. Mingos, Alan J. Welch

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Abstract

The gold(I) complexes AuCl(PR3) (PR3 = PPh 3, PMePh2, and PMe2Ph) react with Ti(η-C7H8)2 to form a variety of cationic gold cluster complexes; a single-crystal X-ray analysis of one of these, [Au13-(PMe2Ph)10Cl2](PF 6)3, has confirmed a centred icosahedral geometry for the cluster, in agreement with an earlier theoretical prediction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-202
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine

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