Synthesis and characterization of the gold dithiolene monoanion, (Bu4N)[Au(pdt = 2,3-pyrazinedithiol)2]

Steven R. Kennedy, Morgan N. Kozar, Hemant P. Yennawar, Benjamin J. Lear

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We report the first synthesis and isolation of the gold dithiolene complex (Bu4N)[Au(pdt = 2,3-pyrazinedithiol)2]. We characterize this complex using X-ray crystallography, infrared spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, and UV-Vis spectroscopy. The title complex is structurally similar to other gold dithiolene complexes. We find that the monoanion and dianion are linked by a reversible electrochemical event, but electrochemical generation of other redox states are irreversible processes. Generation of the dianion and protonation of the monoanion lead to reversible changes in the UV-Vis spectroscopy - primarily for the HOMO-1 → LUMO transition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-104
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Jan 8 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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