Novel luminescent binuclear gold(I) isocyanide complexes. Synthesis, spectroscopy, and X-ray crystal structure of Au2(dmb)(CN)2 (dmb = 1,8-di-isocyano-p-menthane)

Chi Ming Che, Wing Tak Wong, Ting Fong Lai, Hoi Lun Kwong

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Reaction of K[AuCl4] with dmb (1,8-di-isocyano-p-menthane) in boiling ethanol yielded Au2(dmb)(CN)2 with an intramolecular Au-Au separation of 3.536 Å excitation of Au 2(dmb)(CN)2 in fluid solution and in the solid state leads to photoluminescence (λmax. ∼468 nm, τ0 0.13 μs in degassed CH2Cl2).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-244
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1989
Externally publishedYes

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  • Molecular Medicine

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