[NEt4][AuCl2][AuCl3]: Solid-state evidence of essentially Y-shaped Jahn-Teller-distorted AuCl3

Kevin R. Flower, Robin G. Pritchard, Alan T. McGown

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    (Chemical Equation Presented) Caught between two geometries: The solid-state structure of [NEt4][AuCl2]-[AuCl3] (see picture) shows a geometry in AuCl3 that is representative of a Y-shaped transition state as a result of Jahn-Teller distortion. Calculations by others indicate that the observed orientation is an intermediate geometry between two T-shaped structures with C2ν symmetry. © 2006 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH &. Co. KGaA.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)6535-6537
    Number of pages2
    JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
    Issue number39
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2006


    • Crystal engineering
    • Gold
    • Halogens
    • Jahn-Teller distortion
    • Structure elucidation


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