Cocondensation of gallium vapour with 1,4-di-t-butyl-1,4-diazabuta-1,3- diene (Butdab) affords the title compound as the first example of a homoleptic main group diazadiene complex; X-ray crystallography shows the molecule to possess distorted tetrahedral geometry, and together with e.s.r. and magnetic data suggests it to be a unique example of gallium(II) in which one of the diazadine ligands has been doubly reduced.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 1989|