A neutral gallium(I) N-heterocyclic carbene analogue: Synthesis, characterization and theoretical analysis

Sam Lim Choong, William Woodul, Andreas Stasch, Christian Schenk, Cameron Jones

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The six-membered N-heterocyclic gallium(I) compound [:Ga((But)Nacnac)] ((But)Nacnac(-)=[ N(Dip)C(Bu(t)) (2)CH](-), Dip = 2,6-diisopropylphenyl) has been synthesized, crystallographically characterized, and its electronic properties analyzed using density functional theory. For purposes of comparison, the isoelectronic cationic germanium(II) complex, [:Ge((But)Nacnac)][Al OC(CF(3))(3) (4)], has been prepared and structurally authenticated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1173 - 1176
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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