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Title: Organogold oligomers: Exploiting iClick and aurophilic cluster formation to prepare solution stable Au4 repeating units

A novel synthetic method to create gold based metallo–oligomers/polymers via the combination of inorganic click (iClick) with intermolecular aurophilic interactions is demonstrated. Complexes [PEt3Au]4(μ-N3C2C6H5) (1) and [PPhMe2Au]43C2C6H5) (2) and {[PEt3Au]4[(μ-N3C2)2-9,9-dihexyl-9H-fluorene]}n (8) have been synthesized via iClick. The tetranuclear structures of 1 and 2, induced by aurophilic bonding, are confirmed in the solid state through single crystal X-ray diffraction experiments and in solution via variable temperature NMR spectroscopy. The extended 1D structure of 8 is constructed by aurophilic induced self-assembly. 1H DOSY NMR analysis reveals that the aurophilic bonds in 1, 2, and 8 are retained in the solution phase. The degree of polymerization within complex 8 is temperature and concentration dependent, as determined by 1H DOSY NMR. The complex 8 is a rare example of a solution stable higher ordered structure linked by aurophilic interactions.
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  1. Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States)
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Dalton Transactions
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 44; Journal Issue: 25; Journal ID: ISSN 1477-9226
Royal Society of Chemistry
Research Org:
Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States