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A Concert of Weak Interactions Generates the Very Complex {Cu(tmeda)[Au(CN)4]2}·/3H2O Structure

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posted on 03.10.2007 by Michael J. Katz, Harini Kaluarachchi, Raymond J. Batchelor, Gabriele Schatte, Daniel B. Leznoff
An elaborate coordination polymer is formed using the weak Lewis-base [Au(CN)4]- coupled to a Jahn−Teller distorted CuII ion. Such structural complexity is inaccessible if a stronger structure-directing bonding interaction is present, as in the simpler NiII analog.