A Facile Synthesis of Unusual Liquid-Crystalline Gold(I) Dicarbene Compounds


  • We Thank the National Science Council of Taiwan for supporting this work with a research grant (NSC 86-2113-M-030-001).


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A highly ordered lamellar mesophase is exhibited by the thermally stable liquid-crystalline gold(I) dicarbene compounds presented here. The crystal structure of one of these compounds is depicted on the right.