Aurophilicity under pressure: a combined crystallographic and in-situ spectroscopic study

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O'Connor, Alice E ; Mirzadeh, Nedaossadat ; Bhargava, Suresh K ; Easun, Timothy ; Schroder, M. ; Blake, Alexander J. (2016)

High pressure crystallographic studies on [1,4-C6H4{PPh2(AuCl)}2] (1) reveal the largest pressure-induced contraction of an aurophilic interaction observed for any Au(I) complex; Hirshfeld surface analysis and Raman spectroscopy reveals the presence of several types of intermolecular interaction, which play an important role in the behaviour of 1 as a function of pressure.