Three features must be taken into consideration in discussing the bonding in carbon‐centered gold clusters: the tangential AuAu bonds, the radial bonds between Au and the central atom as well as between Au and the outer ligands, and the preference for 6s‐5d over 6s‐6p hybridization. Nonrelativistic and relativistic MO calculations revealed that the formally closed d10 shell of the Au⊕ ions in the cluster [(LAu)6C]2⊕ is increasingly disrupted by interaction with the other Au centers, the central atom, and the ligands L, thereby increasing the probability of AuAu interactions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1989|
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