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Gold: Inorganic & Coordination Chemistry

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

Published Online: 15 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119951438.eibc0076

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

How to Cite

Vittal, J. J. and Puddephatt, R. J. 2011. Gold: Inorganic & Coordination Chemistry. Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic 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 DEC 2011

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

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