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Gold: Inorganic & Coordination Chemistry

  1. Jagadese J. Vittal1,
  2. Richard J. Puddephatt2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470862106.ia081

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

How to Cite

Vittal, J. J. and Puddephatt, R. J. 2006. Gold: Inorganic & Coordination Chemistry. Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    National University of Singapore, Singapore

  2. 2

    The University of Western Ontario, ON, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2006


Gold compounds are finding new applications in catalysis, medicine, and molecular materials, based on their reactivity and unusual physical and chemical properties. The theoretical basis of the unique properties of gold compounds continues to develop rapidly and provides a constant challenge for synthesis of new types of gold compounds. This chapter gives an overview of these exciting developments while giving an overview of the modern inorganic chemistry of gold.


  • gold;
  • aurophilicity;
  • organometallic;
  • self-assembly;
  • cluster;
  • polymer;
  • macrocycle