Gold(I) fluoride
3D model (JSmol)
  • InChI=1S/Au.FH/h;1H/q+1;/p-1 checkY
  • [Au]F
Molar mass 215.964973 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Gold(I) fluoride is the inorganic compound with the formula AuF. The solid has eluded isolation, but its existence has been observed by rotational spectroscopy[1] and mass spectrometry as a gas.[2]

When stabilized by an NHC ligand, a gold fluoride complex has been characterized.[3]


  1. ^ Evans, Corey J.; Gerry, Michael C. L. (2000). "Confirmation of the Existence of Gold(I) Fluoride, AuF: Microwave Spectrum and Structure". Journal of the American Chemical Society. 122 (7): 1560. doi:10.1021/ja9938985.
  2. ^ Schröder, Detlef; Hrušák, Jan; Tornieporth-Oetting, Inis C.; Klapötke, Thomas M.; Schwarz, Helmut (1994). "Neutral Gold(I) Fluoride Does Indeed Exist". Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English. 33 (2): 212. doi:10.1002/anie.199402121.
  3. ^ David S. Laitar; Peter Müller; Thomas G. Gray; Joseph P. Sadighi (2005). "A Carbene-Stabilized Gold(I) Fluoride: Synthesis and Theory". Organometallics. 24 (19): 4503–4505. doi:10.1021/om050619f.