Unusual Tilted Carbene Coordination in Carbene Complexes of Gallium(I) and Indium(I)

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  • Alexander Higelin,

    1. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Freiburger Materialforschungszentrum, FMF, and Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies FRIAS, Section Soft Matter Science, Albertstrasse 21, 79104 Freiburg (Germany)
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  • Sarah Keller,

    1. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Freiburger Materialforschungszentrum, FMF, and Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies FRIAS, Section Soft Matter Science, Albertstrasse 21, 79104 Freiburg (Germany)
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  • Christian Göhringer,

    1. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Freiburger Materialforschungszentrum, FMF, and Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies FRIAS, Section Soft Matter Science, Albertstrasse 21, 79104 Freiburg (Germany)
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  • Prof. Cameron Jones,

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Chemistry, Monash University, PO Box 23, Melbourne, VIC, 3800 (Australia)
    • School of Chemistry, Monash University, PO Box 23, Melbourne, VIC, 3800 (Australia)
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  • Prof. Dr. Ingo Krossing

    Corresponding author
    1. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Freiburger Materialforschungszentrum, FMF, and Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies FRIAS, Section Soft Matter Science, Albertstrasse 21, 79104 Freiburg (Germany)
    • Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Freiburger Materialforschungszentrum, FMF, and Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies FRIAS, Section Soft Matter Science, Albertstrasse 21, 79104 Freiburg (Germany)
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  • This work was supported by the University of Freiburg, the DFG (Normalverfahren and IRTG 1038), and the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie. We thank Dr. Daniel Himmel for valuable discussions and Franziska W. Scholz for the artwork.

Abstract

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Ga,In insights: A general explanation for the unusual tilted coordination mode of undisturbed gallium(I) and indium(I) carbene complexes of the weakly coordinating anion [Al(ORF)4] (RF=C(CF3)3) is given, which is based on the experimental structures. The results are supported by extensive DFT studies.

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