Oxidative coupling of an anionic gallium(I) carbene analogue: Synthesis and structural characterization of an unprecedented π-cyclopentadienyl-bridged digallane complex

Robert J. Baker, Cameron Jones, Marc Kloth, Jamie A. Platts

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An unprecedented π-cyclopentadienyl-bridged digallane complex, [{Ga[N(Ar)C(H)]2}2{μ-CpK(tmeda)2}] (Ar = C6H3Pr2i-2,6), incorporating the first structurally characterized π-interaction with a Ga(II) center, results from the oxidative coupling of an anionic gallium(I) heterocycle with cyclopentadienylthallium(I). This compound can be regarded as an intermediate in the nucleophilic attack of a digallane by the Cp- anion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4811-4813
Number of pages3
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2004

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