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Exploring the coordination of cyclic selenoureas to gold(I)

Nelson, David J and Nahra, Fady and Patrick, Scott R and Cordes, David B and Slawin, Alexandra M. Z. and Nolan, Steven P (2014) Exploring the coordination of cyclic selenoureas to gold(I). Organometallics, 33 (13). pp. 3640-3645. ISSN 0276-7333

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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