We report the synthesis and characterization of cationic Au(III) complexes supported by nitrogen-based ligands. The syntheses are achieved by reacting Au(I) complexes [Au(N-Me-imidazole) ] and [Au(pyridine)(NHC)] with iodine(III) reagents PhI(OTf)(OAc) and [PhI(pyridine) ] yielding a series of cationic gold(III) complexes. In contrast, reactions of phosphine ligated gold(I) complexes with iodine(III) reagents results in the oxidation of the phosphine ligand.
We thank La Trobe University and the Australian Research Council (JLD; FT16010007) for their generous funding of this work.
JournalJournal of Coordination Chemistry
Pagination15p. (p. 1307-1321)
PublisherTaylor & Francis
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