The reaction of ‘GaI’ with a 1,3-diyne: synthesis, characterisation and reactivity of a novel C-C coupled ene-diyne-bis(gem-organodigallium(iii)) complex

Robert J. Baker, Cameron Jones

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Treatment of ‘GaI’ with a 1,3-diyne, Me3SiC≡CC≡CSiMe3, leads to C-C coupling reactions and the isolation of the novel organogallium species, [Ga4I8(C8(SiMe3)4)], as two isomeric forms; their X-ray crystal structures show them to contain the first structurally authenticated gem-organodigallium fragments and to exhibit rare examples of Ga-alkyne π-interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)390-391
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003

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