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Theoretical Chemistry of Gold


  • Pekka Pyykkö Prof.

    1. Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Chemie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Egerlandstrasse 3, 91058 Erlangen, Deutschland, and, Present and permanent address: Department of Chemistry, University of Helsinki, P.O.B. 55 (A.I. Virtasen aukio 1), 00014 Helsinki, Finland, Fax: (+358) 9-191-50169
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Gold is an element whose unique properties are strongly influenced by relativistic effects. A large body of appropriate calculations now exist and their main conclusions are summarized. The theoretical interpretation of the aurophilic attraction is discussed in detail.

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