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The vibrational properties of gold(iii) chloride complexes of bipyridyl and 1,10-phenanthroline

McConnell, A.A. and Brown, D.H. and Smith, W.E. (1982) The vibrational properties of gold(iii) chloride complexes of bipyridyl and 1,10-phenanthroline. Spectrochimica acta. Part A: Molecular spectroscopy, 38 (2). pp. 265-270. ISSN 0584-8539

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Raman and i.r. spectra of complexes of gold(III) with chloride and bipyridyl or 1,10-phenanthroline ligands are reported. The spectra in both the aromatic-ring stretching region and the metal-halide stretching region are assigned. The compounds are four-coordinate. It is concluded that the nitrogen ligands bridge two AuCl3 moieties in (L2)Au2Cl6 compounds and that bipyridyl AuCl3 is a polymer containing planar bipyridyl AuCl2 units bridged by chloride ions.