Exploring the coordination of cyclic selenoureas to gold(I)

David J Nelson, Fady Nahra, Scott R Patrick, David B Cordes, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Steven P Nolan

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NHC-derived selenoureas, which are useful for the quantification of NHC electronic properties, are deployed as ligands for Au(I). Surprisingly, while some compounds led to the expected [AuCl(SeUr)] species, selenoureas derived from more π-
accepting NHCs unexpectedly furnished crystals of the corresponding [Au(SeUr)2][AuCl2] species in which ligand rearrangement had occurred
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3640-3645
Number of pages6
Issue number13
Early online date2 Jul 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • N-heterocyclic carbenes
  • gold(I)
  • co-ordination chemistry
  • selenium, ligands

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    Nelson, D. J., Nahra, F., Patrick, S. R., Cordes, D. B., Slawin, A. M. Z., & Nolan, S. P. (2014). Exploring the coordination of cyclic selenoureas to gold(I). Organometallics, 33(13), 3640-3645. https://doi.org/10.1021/om500610w