Metal-arene interactions in dialkylbiarylphosphane complexes of copper, silver, gold

Patricia Pérez-Galán, Nicolas Delpont, Elena Herrero-Gómez, Feliu Maseras, Antonio M. Echavarren

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Dialkylbiphenylphosphane-Au1 complexes exhibit only weak metalarene interactions with the covering arene ring. However, the contacts in isoleptic Ag1 and Cu1 complexes are shorter than the limiting values of 3.03 Å (Ag1) and 2.83 Å (Cu 1). Strong metal-arene interactions were also found in the two Ag1 aquo complexes and in two acetonitrile-Cu1 complexes with dialkylbiphenylphosphane ligands. Arene-Ag1 complexes with these bulky phosphane ligands show the strongest Ag1-arene bonds known. © 2010 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5324-5332
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2010


  • Arene ligands
  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Phosphanes
  • Silver


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