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Keywords:

  • amides;
  • aurophilicity;
  • gold;
  • metathesis;
  • N ligands

Metathetical exchange between LiN(SiMe3)2 and AuCl generated the first tetranuclear (AuN)4 molecular ring, the gold(I) amide [{Au(μ-N(SiMe3)2]}4]. The cluster is centrosymmetric and comprises an arrangement of four Au atoms (see picture).

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