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Substituted bisphosphanylamines as ligands in gold(I) chemistry – synthesis and structures

Wiedemann, Dennis; Gamer, Michael T.; Roesky, Peter W.

Dimethyl 5-aminoisophthalate, which is a building block of amino-substituted tetralactam macrocycles, was used as ligand in gold(I) chemistry to form model complexes for macrocyclic gold compounds. Reaction of dimethyl 5-aminoisophthalate with chlorodiphenylphosphine gave the diphosphine compound dimethyl 5-[N,N-bis(diphenylphosphanyl)amino]isophthalate (dmbpaip). This compound can further be reacted with [AuCl(tht)] (tht = tetrahydrothiophene) to give the dinuclear complex [Au(2),Cl(2)(dmbpaip)]. In contrast, treatment of dinbpaip with [Au(tht)(2)]ClO(4) resulted in the ionic compound [Au(2)(dmbpaip)(2)](ClO(4))(2) in which the cation forms an eight-membered Au(2)P(4)N(2) heterocycle. In both gold(I) compounds Au center dot center dot center dot Au interactions are observed. All new compounds were characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
Published in: Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie, 10.1002/zaac.200800368, Wiley-VCH