Lithium, aluminum, and gallium complexes of the C6F 5-substituted β-diketiminate ligand [HC(CMe)2(NC 6F5)2]-

Dragoslav Vidovic, Jamie N. Jones, Jennifer A. Moore, Alan H. Cowley

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The β-aminoimine [HC(CMe)2(NC6F 5)2]H (1) is readily converted into the lithium β-diketiminate [HC(CMe)2(NC6F5) 2]Li·OEt2 (2) by treatment with MeLi. The aluminum and gallium derivatives [{HC(CMe)2(NC6F5) 2}MMe2] (M = Al (3); Ga (4)) have been prepared via the CH4 elimination reactions of 1 with MMe3. The X-ray crystal structures of 1-4 have been determined and the trends in metrical parameters are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2888-2892
Number of pages5
JournalZeitschrift fuer Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie
Issue number13-14
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • β-Diketiminates
  • Aluminum
  • Crystal structure
  • Gallium
  • Lithium

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