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The electrosynthesis of gold(I) complexes: A clean, one-pot method

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Galuppo, Carolina [1] ; Alvarenga, Jaqueline [1] ; Queiroz, Adriana C. [1, 2] ; Messias, Igor [1] ; Nagao, Raphael [1, 2] ; Abbehausen, Camilla [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Chem, BR-13083970 Campinas - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, Ctr Innovat New Energies, BR-13083841 Campinas - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Electrochemistry Communications; v. 110, JAN 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Gold complexes are emerging as promising compounds in a range of applications. Synthetic methods for producing these complexes involve multiple steps, the use of reducing agents, inert atmosphere techniques and transmetallation reactions, resulting in contaminated products and low yields. Here we demonstrate, for the first time, a clean, one-pot electrosynthesis method which produces gold(I)-N-heterocyclic carbenes and gold(I)-bis-phosphine by the anodic corrosion of a polycrystalline gold electrode in a solution containing the ligands and the electrolyte. The electrochemical reactions require only electrons and, therefore, the production of the complexes starts from the zero-valent metal, avoiding contamination with other metals, as is the case in transmetallation reactions, or byproducts generated by the use of reducing agents. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/12719-0 - Fighting bacterial resistance: metal complexes and the metallo-beta-lactamases inhibition
Grantee:Camilla Abbehausen
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/01817-9 - Design and control of self-organized electrochemical patterns
Grantee:Raphael Nagao de Sousa
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants
FAPESP's process: 17/11986-5 - Research Division 1 - dense energy carriers
Grantee:Ana Flávia Nogueira
Support type: Research Grants - Research Centers in Engineering Program