"Naked" Ga+ and In+ as pure acceptor ligands: Structure and bonding of [GaPt(GaCp*)4][BAr F]

Beatrice Buchin, Christian Gemel, Thomas Cadenbach, Israel Fernández, Gernot Frenking, Roland A. Fischer

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Abstract

In the buff: The reaction of [Pt(GaCp*)4] with the Ga + source [Ga2Cp*][BArF] (Cp* = C5Me5; BArF = B{C6H 3(3,5-CF3)2}4) leads to the title complex, which exhibits a naked gallium atom coordinated to a platinum center. DFT calculations reveal that the Ga+ ligand serves as a σ acceptor, and the Pt-Ga bond is additionally supported by strong π interactions. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5207-5210
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume45
Issue number31
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Density functional calculations
  • Gallium
  • Group 13 elements
  • Metalloids
  • Platinum

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