Synthesis and X-ray crystal structure of the first homoleptic main group diazadiene complex, bis(1,4-di-t-butyl-1,4-diazabuta-1,3-diene) gallium

F. Geoffrey N. Cloke, Graeme R. Hanson, Mark J. Henderson, Peter B. Hitchcock, Colin L. Raston

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1002-1003
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1989
Externally publishedYes

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