A novel fused metallaborane cluster formed via gold-phosphorus bond cleavage: The crystal structure of [{HFe4(CO)12BH} 2Au][Au(PPh2Me)2]

Catherine E. Housecroft, Arnold L. Rheingold, Musa S. Shongwe

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A product of the reaction of [HFe4(CO)12BH][(Ph 3P)2N] with Me2PhPAuCl or MePh2PAuCl is the cluster [{HFe4(CO)12BH}2Au][AuL 2] (L = PPh2Me or PPhMe2), the anion of which contains two tetrairon butterfly, boron containing, fragments linked by a naked gold atom; the formation of the linked product rather than a simple monogold(I) derivative of type [HFe4(CO)12{Au(PR3}BH] is shown to depend upon the phosphine substituent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1630-1632
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 1988


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  • Molecular Medicine

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