GaI as Ligand in Transition-Metal Complexes—An Alternative to CO or N2?
Article first published online: 9 JUL 2008
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 47, Issue 34, pages 6326–6328, August 11, 2008
How to Cite
Himmel, H.-J. and Linti, G. (2008), GaI as Ligand in Transition-Metal Complexes—An Alternative to CO or N2?. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 47: 6326–6328. doi: 10.1002/anie.200802490
- Issue published online: 4 AUG 2008
- Article first published online: 9 JUL 2008
- CO analogues;
- coordination chemistry;
- Group 13 elements;
- subvalent compounds
EX-traordinary alternative: The first structurally characterized complex, [Cp*Fe(dppe)(GaI)]+ (Cp*=C5Me5, dppe=1,2-bis(diphenylphosphanyl)ethane), in which a diatomic molecule (EX) from elements of Group 13 (E) and 17 (X) is coordinated to a transition-metal fragment, is the most recent contribution to the long-lasting debate about the analogies between CO and EX. The picture shows the molecular structure of the complex cation with a terminal GaI group.