Gold: Inorganic & Coordination Chemistry
Published Online: 15 MAR 2006
Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry
How to Cite
Vittal, J. J. and Puddephatt, R. J. 2006. Gold: Inorganic & Coordination Chemistry. Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry. .
- 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.