Article thumbnail

[AU(DIEN)Cl]Cl2: Exchange Phenomena Observed by 1H and 13C NMR Spectroscopy

By Sabine L. Best, Zijian Guo, Milos I. Djuran and Peter J. Sadler


The solution behaviour of the square-planar gold(III) complex [Au(dien)Cl]Cl2 (dien = 1,5- diamino-3-azapentane) was investigated by 13H and 13C NMR spectroscopy. We have found that 1H NMR spectra of [Au(dien)Cl] Cl2 are characterised by exchange behaviour over the whole pH range, and some exchange effects are also seen in 13C NMR spectra of the deprotonated hydroxo derivative of the complex in alkaline solution. An exchange rate of > 378 s-1 was determined from 1H NMR spectra at pH∗2 (coalescence temperature 40C°). In slightly acidic solutions of the complex, 1H chemical shifts are in accordance with the known deprotonation of the central amine group of the complexed diethylenetriamine ligand. In 13C NMR spectra, two separate sets of resonances are observed for the chloro and the hydroxo complex of gold(III) diethylenetriamine. The hydroxo complex [Au(dien-H)OH+ shows exchange effects in 13C NMR spectra. Variable temperature studies show the carbon atoms next to the central secondary amine to be inequivalent and each present in two different environments that are in intermediate to fast exchange on the NMR time-scale

Topics: Research Article
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
OAI identifier:
Provided by: PubMed Central

Suggested articles


  1. (1971). Absolute Configuration of Metal Complexes,
  2. (1994). Abstracts EUROBIC II,
  3. (1976). Dalton Trans.
  4. (1994). Software,

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.