At Last: A Stable Univalent Gallium Cation


  • Financial support was provided by the National Science Foundation (CHE 0718446).


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The power of one: A stable gallium(I) cation has been prepared by a redox reaction (see scheme) and is stabilized by a weakly coordinating anion. The facile synthesis of the phosphine cation [(Ph3P)3Ga]+ is promising for the development of a rich coordination chemistry.