Synthesis of Stable Gold(III) Pincer Complexes with Anionic Heteroatom Donors

A series of gold­(III) complexes supported by pyridine-based bis­(amidate), bis­(carboxylate), and bis­(iminothiolate) substituents is reported. These compounds represent rare examples of pincer-ligated gold­(III) centers with multiple anionic heteroaom donors. Reactivity and electrochemical studies demonstrate the stability of these compounds and the marked difference in reduction potentials with varying ligand scaffolds.