Ligand-unsupported Au(I) chains with short Au(I)⋯Au(I) contacts

Shao Liang Zheng, Cara L. Nygren, Marc Messerschmidt, Philip Coppens

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A new series of solids with ligand-unsupported Au(i) chains with short Au⋯Au contacts were synthesized; as Ag compounds with the same structure are known, the new phases now allow unbiased comparison of Ag⋯Ag and Au⋯Au metallophilic bonds not supported by bridging ligands, which shows the latter to be consistently shorter by 0.03-0.04 Å.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3711-3713
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number35
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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