Stable difluorogold(iii) complexes can be easily synthesized either via oxidation of N-ligated cationic Au(i) precursors using XeF or from tricationic Au(iii) precursors by displacement of the N-ligands using fluoride from economical KF. X-ray crystallographic studies of the bisimidazole ligated derivative shows the shortest Au-F bond known in a gold complex. 2
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