Chloro(tetrahydrothiophene)gold(I)

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Chloro(tetrahydrothiophene)gold(I)
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Properties
Molecular formula C4H8AuClS
Molar mass 320.59 g mol−1
Related compounds
Related compounds chloro(dimethyl sulfide)gold(I), bromo(tetrahydrothiophene)gold(I)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Chloro(tetrahydrothiophene)gold(I) a coordination complex of gold. Like the dimethyl sulfide analog, this compound is used as a convenient entry point to gold chemistry. The tetrahydrothiophene ligand is labile and is readily substituted with other stronger ligands.

Preparation[edit]

This compound is not commonly available commercially. It may be prepared by the reaction of tetrachloroauric acid with tetrahydrothiophene:[1]

HAuCl4 + 2 SC4H8 + H2O → AuCl(SC4H8) + OSC4H8 + 3 HCl

References[edit]

  1. ^ Uson, R.; Laguna, A.; Laguna, M.; Briggs, D. A.; Murray, H. H.; Fackler., J. P. (2007). "(Tetrahydrothiophene)Gold(I) or Gold(III) Complexes". Inorg. Synth. 26: 85–91. doi:10.1002/9780470132579.ch17.