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Synthesis of gold(I)-trifluoromethyl complexes and their role in generating spectroscopic evidence for a gold(I)-difluorocarbene species

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Steven Patrick Nolan, Sofie M. P. Vanden Broeck, David J. Nelson, Alba Collado, Laura Falivene, Luigi Cavallo, David B. Cordes, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Kristof Van Hecke, Fady Nahra, Catherine S. J. Cazin

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Abstract

Readily-prepared and bench-stable [Au(CF3)(NHC)] compounds were synthesized using new methodologies, starting from [Au(OH)(NHC)], [Au(Cl)(NHC)] or [Au(L)(NHC)]HF2 precursors (NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene). The mechanism of formation of these species was investigated. Consequently, a new and straightforward strategy for the mild and selective cleavage of a single carbon-fluorine bond from [Au(CF3)(NHC)] complexes was attempted and found to be reversible in the presence of an additional nucleophilic fluoride source. This straightforward technique has led to the unprecedented spectroscopic observation of a gold(I)-NHC difluorocarbene species.
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Original languageEnglish
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
VolumeIn press
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 6 Apr 2021

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  • Difluorocarbene, Trifluoromethyl, N-heterocyclic carbene, Gold(I), Fluoride abstraction

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