Defined tetranuclear coinage metal chains.


To force metal ions in heterometallic coinage metal complexes into preset compartments, we have synthesized a ligand with two N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) separated by a methylene bridge and two bipyridine moieties tethered to each NHC moiety. By using this ligand, tetranuclear heterodimetallic gold/copper and gold/silver complexes were obtained. These… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c7cc04705c


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