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Investigation of Gold Fluorides and Noble Gas Complexes by Matrix-Isolation Spectroscopy and Quantum-Chemical Calculations

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  • Prof. Xuefeng Wang,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092 (China)
    2. Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4319 (USA)
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  • Prof. Dr. Lester Andrews,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4319 (USA)
    2. Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Albertstrasse 21, 79104 Freiburg im Breisgau (Deutschland) www.psichem.de
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  • Knut Willmann,

    1. Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Albertstrasse 21, 79104 Freiburg im Breisgau (Deutschland) www.psichem.de
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  • Dipl.-Chem. Felix Brosi,

    1. Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Albertstrasse 21, 79104 Freiburg im Breisgau (Deutschland) www.psichem.de
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  • Dr. Sebastian Riedel

    Corresponding author
    1. Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Albertstrasse 21, 79104 Freiburg im Breisgau (Deutschland) www.psichem.de
    • Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Albertstrasse 21, 79104 Freiburg im Breisgau (Deutschland) www.psichem.de
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  • Financial support from the NSF (Grant CHE 03-52487), a DAAD Research Visit to Freiburg for L.A., and an NSFC Grant (20973126) to X.W. is acknowledged. S.R. thanks the DFG project HA 5639/3-1 and the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie for financial support, the BWGrid cluster for computational resources, and Prof. I. Krossing and Prof. H. Hillebrecht for their generous and continuous support.

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Noble with a difference: Matrix-isolation experiments and quantum-chemical calculations have led to the characterization of two new compounds, namely first open-shell binary gold fluoride, AuF2, and a NeAuF complex. Moreover, ArAuF, AuF3, Au2F6, and monomeric AuF5 have been produced and identified under cryogenic conditions in neon and argon matrices.

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