Organoindium compounds: I. Preparative routes to pentafluorophenylindium compounds

G. B. Deacon, J. C. Parrott

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Trispentafluorophenylindium has been prepared by heating iodopentafluoro-benzene with an excess of indium metal, but was obtained mixed with iodobispenta-fluorophenylindium when the stoicheiometric amount was used. An attempted synthesis by thermal decomposition of indium trispentafluorobenzoate was unsuccessful. Reaction of indium with bispentafluorophenylmercury and subsequent treatment with ether gave (C6F5)3In, OEt2. The complex (C6F5)3In, diox (diox = 1, 4-dioxan) has been obtained by reaction of indium trichloride with pentafluorophenyl-magnesium chloride or with an excess of bispentafluorophenylmagnesium, and C6F5InCl2, diox from bispentafluorophenylmagnesium and an excess of indium trichloride.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1771-1779
Number of pages9
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1971

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