Gold– and Platinum–Bismuth Donor–Acceptor Interactions Supported by an Ambiphilic PBiP Pincer Ligand


  • We are grateful to the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin for financial support. We also would like to thank Martin Quick for support in femtosecond spectroscopy studies and Prof. Martin Kaupp for helpful discussions.


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Noble metals meet a heavyweight: A pincer ligand brings together bismuth with gold and platinum, so that metallophilic interactions are established. According to DFT calculations, these interactions contain dominant metal→bismuth contributions.