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Indium: Organometallic Chemistry

  1. Kulbinder Kumar Banger

Published Online: 15 MAR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470862106.ia096

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

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Kumar Banger, K. 2006. Indium: Organometallic Chemistry. Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry. .

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  1. Ohio Aerospace Institute & NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, USA

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  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2006


An overview of the chemistry of organoindium compounds containing at least one In[BOND]C bond over the last ten years is reported in detail. In particular, the synthesis, characterization, properties of homoleptic and heteroleptic organoindium derivatives, organoindium(0), (I), and (II) compounds, and in addition anionic compounds are also reported. Furthermore, the use of organoindium compounds for thin film, nanotechnology, and organic synthesis is discussed.


  • organoindium;
  • hydrides;
  • pnictogens;
  • chalcogenides;
  • halides;
  • main group;
  • transition metal complexes;
  • In(II);
  • In(I);
  • anions;
  • III-V