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A Trigold(I) Ketenylidene Cation

A Trigold(I) Ketenylidene Cation
John Bacsa, Nicholas T. Daugherty, Joseph P. Sadighi
An (N-heterocyclic carbene)gold(I) acetate reacts with acetic anhydride and triethylamine to form a ketenylidene-bridged trigold(I) cation as its dihydrogen triacetate salt. Ion exchange with tetrafluoroborate affords a more stable compound. The cation reacts with borohydride to form (NHC)gold hydride and with benzenethiol to form (NHC)gold benzenethiolate and S-phenyl thioacetate.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00481

DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00481

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