Syntheses and structures of novel heterobimetallic Cu(li)-Au(i) complexes Cu(cyclen)[Au(CN)2]2 and Cu(pyz)[Au(CN)2]2

Wai Fun Yeung, Wing Tak Wong, Jing Lin Zuo, Tai Chu Lau

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Two novel cyano CuII-AuI bimetallic complexes, Cu(cyclen)[Au(CN)2]2 1 (cyclen = 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecanc) and Cu(pyz)[Au(CN)2]22 (pyz = pyrazine) were prepared; 1 has a dimeric structure arising from Au1 ... Au1 interactions, while 2 consists of linear pyrazine-bridged copper chains intercalated to produce a 2-D pleated sheet structure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-631
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2000
Externally publishedYes

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