Linear coinage metal complexes stabilized by a group 13 metalloid ligand

Ganesan Prabusankar, Sandra Gonzalez-Gallardo, Adinarayana Doddi, Christian Gemel, Manuela Winter, Roland A. Fischer

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The synthesis and structural characterization of the linear, cationic complex [{(DDP)Ga}2Cu][OTf]·2C6H5F (2, Tf = O2SCF3) stabilized by the monodentate, gallium-based ligand Ga(DDP) (DDP = [HC{(CMe)N(2,6-iPr2C6H3)} 2]-), as well as NMR spectroscopic evidence for the formation of the corresponding silver compound [{(DDP)Ga}2Ag][Al(hfip)4] (3, hfip = [OC(H)(CF3)2]), are reported. The remarkable steric properties of this gallium-based ligand permit the stabilization of 2, which exhibits an unusual linear geometry and a coordination number of two.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4415-4418
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number28
StatePublished - Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Copper
  • Gallium
  • Metal-metal interactions
  • Reduction
  • Silver


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