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Isolation of Neutral Mono- and Dinuclear Gold Complexes of Cyclic (Alkyl)(amino)carbenes

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  • David S. Weinberger,

    1. UCSD-CNRS Joint Research Laboratory (UMI 3555), Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0343 (USA) http://bertrandgroup.ucsd.edu
    2. UCSD Crystallography Facility, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0343 (USA)
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  • Dr. Mohand Melaimi,

    1. UCSD-CNRS Joint Research Laboratory (UMI 3555), Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0343 (USA) http://bertrandgroup.ucsd.edu
    2. UCSD Crystallography Facility, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0343 (USA)
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  • Dr. Curtis E. Moore,

    1. UCSD-CNRS Joint Research Laboratory (UMI 3555), Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0343 (USA) http://bertrandgroup.ucsd.edu
    2. UCSD Crystallography Facility, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0343 (USA)
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  • Prof. Arnold L. Rheingold,

    1. UCSD-CNRS Joint Research Laboratory (UMI 3555), Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0343 (USA) http://bertrandgroup.ucsd.edu
    2. UCSD Crystallography Facility, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0343 (USA)
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  • Prof. Gernot Frenking,

    1. Fachbereich Chemie, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Hans-Meerwein-Strasse, 35032 Marburg (Germany)
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  • Paul Jerabek,

    1. Fachbereich Chemie, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Hans-Meerwein-Strasse, 35032 Marburg (Germany)
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  • Prof. Guy Bertrand

    Corresponding author
    1. UCSD-CNRS Joint Research Laboratory (UMI 3555), Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0343 (USA) http://bertrandgroup.ucsd.edu
    2. UCSD Crystallography Facility, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0343 (USA)
    • UCSD-CNRS Joint Research Laboratory (UMI 3555), Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0343 (USA) http://bertrandgroup.ucsd.edu===

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  • The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support from the DOE (DE-SC0009376) and the NSF (CHE-0924410 and CHE-1316956).

Abstract

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The smallest pieces of gold! Thanks to the presence of two π-accepting cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbenes (CAACs),complexes featuring one and two atoms of gold in the formal oxidation state of zero can be isolated.

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