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Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2004 Aug 27;43(34):4412-56.

Theoretical chemistry of gold.

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Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Chemie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Egerlandstrasse 3, 91058 Erlangen, Deutschland. pekka.pyykko@helsinki.fi

Abstract

Gold is an element whose unique properties are strongly influenced by relativistic effects. A large body of appropriate calculations now exist and their main conclusions are summarized. The theoretical interpretation of the aurophilic attraction is discussed in detail.

PMID:
15340943
DOI:
10.1002/anie.200300624

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