Gold Complexes Incorporating N-Heterocyclic Carbene and lmidazole-2-thione Ligands

Ahmed Hassoon Mageed

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This thesis describes an investigation into the synthesis, structure, spectroscopic and electrochemical properties of a series of new gold complexes bearing N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) and imidazole-2-thione (IMT) ligands. There were four main areas of focus: (a) oxidative halogenation of dinuclear Au1-NHC complexes derived from azolium cyclophanes, to give Au11 complexes or mixed valence Au1/Au111 complexes; (b) stable Au111 complexes bearing four N-heterocyclic carbene groups, synthesized
directly from KAuCl4 and azolium salts; (c) new cis-Au111-NHC cyanide complexes, formed by reaction of dinuclear Au111-NHC bromide complexes with NaCN; and (d) synthesis of new cyclophane imidazole-2-thione ligands and their complexes with Au1•
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Baker, Murray, Supervisor
  • Dorta, Reto, Supervisor
  • Stubbs, Keith, Supervisor
Award date16 Apr 2018
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018


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