Synthesis, crystal and molecular structure of 1,3,4,5-tetramethylimidazolium tetrabromoindium(III)

David E. Hibbs, Michael B. Hursthouse, Cameron Jones, Neil A. Smithies

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Treatment of a 2:l mixture of InBr3 and H2O with 1 equivalent of the imidazol-2-ylidene carbene,: CN(Me)C2(Me)2N(Me), affords the title compound, the X-ray crystal structure of which is described. A mechanism is proposed for the formation of [HCN(Me)C2(Me)2N(Me)][InBr4].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-296
Number of pages4
JournalMain Group Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998

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