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Sodium tetrachloroaurate(III) dihydrate


Synonym: Sodium gold chloride




1, 5 g in glass bottle


A water/alcohol soluble Au(I) complex formed from NaAuCl4 has potential for application in chemotherapeutics.1

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Protocols & Articles


Gold Catalysis

Gold catalysis is playing an increasing role in organic synthesis for the facile construction of complex architectures not readily accessed by standard methods. Gold catalysts mediate unique C–C, C–O...
Aldrich ChemFiles 2007, 7.5, 10.
Keywords: Catalysis, Chemfiles, Enyne rearrangements, Heterocycle formation, Isomerizations, Methods, Organic synthesis, Rearrangements


The hydroamination reaction allows the introduction of an amine across the triple bond of an alkyne. This atom economic reaction is usually performed at room temperature.1 The challenge resides in th...
William Sommer
Aldrich ChemFiles 2009, 9.5, 3.
Keywords: Catalysis, Chemfiles, Hydroaminations

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Gold Catalyst in Chemical Synthesis

Introduction Hashmi, Toste, Echavarren, and Haruta, among others, have fueled the advance of gold into the forefront of transition metal catalysis.1,2 Phosphine ligated gold(I) complexes have risen a...
Keywords: Asymmetric synthesis, Building blocks, Catalysis, Claisen rearrangement, Conia-Ene Reaction, Cyclizations, Cycloadditions, Cycloisomerizations, Cyclopropanations, Deprotonations, Ene reaction, Hydroaminations, Hydrogenations, Isomerizations, Ligands, Rautenstrauch rearrangements, Rearrangements, Reductions, Schmidt Reaction, Substitutions

Peer-Reviewed Papers


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1. Chemistry in Environmentally Benign Media. 7.(1) Chelating Hydroxymethyl-Functionalized Bisphosphines as Building Blocks to Water-Soluble and in-Vitro-Stable Gold(I) Complexes. Synthesis, Characterization, and X-ray Crystal Structures of [Au{(HOH(2)C)(2)PC(6)H(4)P(CH(2)OH)(2)}(2)]Cl and [Au(2){(HOH(2)C)(2)PCH(2)CH(2)P(CH(2)OH)(2)}(2)]Cl(2). Berning, D.E. et al. Inorg. Chem. 36, 2765, (1997)


DOPA-mediated reduction allows the facile synthesis of fluorescent gold nanoclusters for use as sensing probes for ferric ions. Ho JA, Chang HC, and Su WT Anal. Chem. 84(7), 3246-53, (2012)


In vivo measurements of blood flow in a rat using X-ray imaging technique. Jung SY, Ahn S, Nam KH, et al. Int. J. Cardiovasc. Imaging 28(8), 1853-8, (2012)


Complex anion inclusion compounds: flexible anion-exchange materials. Williams ER, Leithall RM, Raja R, et al. Chem. Commun. (Camb.) 49(3), 249-51, (2013)


Human sulfite oxidase electrochemistry on gold nanoparticles modified electrode. Frasca S, Rojas O, Salewski J, et al. Bioelectrochemistry 87, 33-41, (2012)


Simultaneous determination of L-ascorbic acid, dopamine and uric acid with gold nanoparticles-β-cyclodextrin-graphene-modified electrode by square wave voltammetry. Tian X, Cheng C, Yuan H, et al. Talanta 93, 79-85, (2012)


Enzymeless determination of total sugar by luminol-tetrachloroaurate chemiluminescence on chip to analyze food samples. Alam AM, Kamruzzaman M, Dang TD, et al. Anal. Bioanal. Chem 404(10), 3165-73, (2012)


Guanidylated hollow fiber membranes based on brominated poly (2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene oxide) (BPPO) for gold sorption from acid solutions. Ran J, Wang N, You X, et al. J. Hazard. Mater. 241-242, 63-72, (2012)


Synthesis of Au nanoparticles decorated graphene oxide nanosheets: noncovalent functionalization by TWEEN 20 in situ reduction of aqueous chloroaurate ions for hydrazine detection and catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol. Lu W, Ning R, Qin X, et al. J. Hazard. Mater. 197, 320-6, (2011)


Rapid seeded growth of monodisperse, quasi-spherical, citrate-stabilized gold nanoparticles via H2O2 reduction. Liu X, Xu H, Xia H, et al. Langmuir 28(38), 13720-6, (2012)


Antibacterial and antioxidant activity of protein capped silver and gold nanoparticles synthesized with Escherichia coli. Veeraapandian S, Sawant SN, and Doble M J. Biomed. Nanotechnol. 8(1), 140-8, (2012)


Simultaneous electrochemical determination of dopamine and ascorbic acid using AuNPs@polyaniline core-shell nanocomposites modified electrode. Yang L, Liu S, Zhang Q, et al. Talanta 89, 136-41, (2012)


Efficient general procedure to access a diversity of gold(0) particles and gold(I) phosphine complexes from a simple HAuCl4 source. Localization of homogeneous/heterogeneous system's interface and field-emission scanning electron microscopy study. Zalesskiy SS, Sedykh AE, Kashin AS, et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135(9), 3550-9, (2013)


Direct deposition of gold nanoplates and porous platinum on substrates through solvent-free chemical reduction of metal precursors with ethylene glycol vapor. Cho SJ, Mei X, and Ouyang J Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14(45), 15793-801, (2012)


The new approach for captopril detection employing triangular gold nanoparticles-catalyzed luminol chemiluminescence. Chen Q, Bai S, and Lu C Talanta 89, 142-8, (2012)


Single-molecule protein arrays enabled by scanning probe block copolymer lithography. Chai J, Wong LS, Giam L, et al. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 108(49), 19521-5, (2011)


Green chemistry approach for the synthesis and stabilization of biocompatible gold nanoparticles and their potential applications in cancer therapy. Mukherjee S, Sushma V, Patra S, et al. Nanotechnology 23(45), 455103, (2012)


Human insulin fibril-assisted synthesis of fluorescent gold nanoclusters in alkaline media under physiological temperature. Garcia AR, Rahn I, Johnson S, et al. Colloids Surf. B Biointerfaces 105, 167-72, (2013)


Tailored microcrystal growth: a facile solution-phase synthesis of gold rings. Yoo H, Sharma J, Kim JK, et al. Adv. Mater. 23(38), 4431-4, (2011)


Sargassum myriocystum mediated biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles. Stalin Dhas T, Ganesh Kumar V, Stanley Abraham L, et al. Spectrochim. Acta. A. Mol. Biomol. Spectrosc. 99, 97-101, (2012)


Electrostatic repulsion-controlled formation of polydopamine-gold Janus particles. Xu H, Liu X, Su G, et al. Langmuir 28(36), 13060-5, (2012)


pH induced protein-scaffold biosynthesis of tunable shape gold nanoparticles. Zhang X, He X, Wang K, et al. Nanotechnology 22(35), 355603, (2011)


Interplay between gold nanoparticle biosynthesis and metabolic activity of cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Focsan M, Ardelean II, Craciun C, et al. Nanotechnology 22(48), 485101, (2011)


Bio-synthesis of gold nanoparticles by human epithelial cells, in vivo. Larios-Rodriguez E, Rangel-Ayon C, Castillo SJ, et al. Nanotechnology 22(35), 355601, (2011)


Biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles by actinomycete Streptomyces viridogens strain HM10. Balagurunathan R, Radhakrishnan M, Rajendran RB, et al. Indian J. Biochem. Biophys. 48(5), 331-5, (2011)


Gnidia glauca flower extract mediated synthesis of gold nanoparticles and evaluation of its chemocatalytic potential. Ghosh S, Patil S, Ahire M, et al. J. Nanobiotechnology 10, 17, (2012)


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