Chloride and phosphide-substituted gallium hydrides: [Cy 3PGaH3-nCln] n=1 or 2, and trimeric [{H 2Ga(μ-PCy2)}3]

F. M. Elms, G. A. Koutsantonis, C. L. Raston

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Thermally robust chlorogallanes, Cy3PGaH2Cl 1 and Cy3PGaHCl2 2, accessible by redistribution reactions involving Cy3PGaH3 and Cy3PGaCl3 (Cy=cyclohexyl) or 1 via anhydrous HCl reaction with Cy3PGaH 3, show phosphine but not chloride-hydride exchange in aromatic solvents; treatment of 1 with [Li(PCy2)(thf)n] affords trimeric [{H2Ga(μ-PCy2)}3] 3, which crystallises in a twist-boat conformation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1669-1670
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 1995
Externally publishedYes


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