Cyano[tri(cyclohexyl)phosphino]gold(I), [Au(CN){(C6H11)3P}] Academic Article uri icon


  • A linear complex of gold(I) cyanide with tri(cyclohexyl)phosphine, [Au(CN)(C18H33P)], has been synthesized and characterized by X-ray crystallographic analysis. Contrary to the ionic species formed with tris(2-cyanoethyl)phosphine, no ionic complex was formed in the case of tri(cyclohexyl)phosphine. The Au-C and Au-P distances of 2.006(11) and 2.287 (3) , respectively, are similar to the corresponding distances in AuCN complexes of other tri(alkyl/aryl)phosphines.

published proceedings

  • Acta Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications

author list (cited authors)

  • Al-Arfaj, A. R., Reibenspies, J. H., Hussain, M. S., Darensbourg, M. Y., Akhtar, N., & Isab, A. A.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Al-Arfaj, AR||Reibenspies, JH||Hussain, MS||Darensbourg, MY||Akhtar, N||Isab, AA

publication date

  • November 1997