Henderson, W., Nicholson, B.K., Faville, S.J., Fan, D. & Ranford J.D. (2001). Gold(III) thiosalicylate complexes containing cycloaurated 2-arylpyridine, 2-anilopyridine and 2-benzylpyridine ligands. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 631(1-2), 41-46.
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Reactions of the gold(III) dichloride complexes [(N_C)AuCl₂] ((N_C)=cycloaurated 2-phenylpyridine, 2-(p-tolyl)pyridine, 2-anilinopyridine or 2-benzylpyridine) with thiosalicylic acid (2-mercaptobenzoic acid, HSC₆H₄CO₂H) and base gives a series of gold(III) thiosalicylate complexes [(N_C)Au(SC₆H₄CO₂)]. A crystal structure determination on the 2-p-tolylpyridine derivative is reported, confirming the presence of a chelating thiosalicylate ligand, with the tolyl and thiolate groups mutually cis, together with a highly puckered gold–thiosalicylate moiety, and a twisted carboxylate group. The activity of the thiosalicylate complexes against P388 leukaemia cells has been determined.
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