Synthesis of Stable Gold(III) Pincer Complexes with Anionic Heteroatom Donors.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1021/om500663m
A series of gold(III) complexes supported by pyridine-based bis(amidate), bis(carboxylate), and bis(iminothiolate) substituents is reported. These compounds represent rare examples of pincer-ligated gold(III) centers with multiple anionic heteroaom donors. Reactivity and electrochemical studies demonstrate the stability of these compounds and the marked difference in reduction potentials with varying ligand scaffolds.