Structural aspects of tertiary amine adducts of alane and gallane

Philip C. Andrews, Michael G. Gardiner, Colin L. Raston, Vicki-Anne Tolhurst

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Structures of N-bound alane (AlH3) and gallane (GaH3) are reported: the dimethylbenzylamine adduct of gallane, [(PhCH2(Me)2NGaH3], which is monomeric with four-coordinate Ga, and the first chlorine containing amino complex of alane, [ClCH2CH2CH2(Me)2NAlH 3]2, revealing that hydride bridging is favoured over Al-Cl interaction in Al obtaining a five-coordination environment. Also presented is a reinvestigation of the previously poorly defined structural determination of the trimethylamine adduct of gallane, [Me3NGaH3].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-255
Number of pages7
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Alane adducts
  • Amine adducts
  • Crystal structures
  • Gallane adducts


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