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Gallium: Organometallic Chemistry

  1. Gregory H. Robinson

Published Online: 15 MAR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470862106.ia078

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

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Robinson, G. H. 2006. Gallium: Organometallic Chemistry . Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry. .

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  1. The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2006

Abstract

The organometallic chemistry of gallium has experienced substantial growth over the past decade. Much of this work concerned the development of the organometallic chemistry of compounds containing Ga[BOND]Ga bonds. This would include simple dimeric compounds, gallium ring compounds, and small gallium clusters. This chapter will discuss the synthesis and structural aspects of these compounds.

Keywords:

  • gallium;
  • Ga[BOND]Ga bonds;
  • metalloaromaticity;
  • main group multiple bonding