Preparation and Structure of (η6‐Hexamethylbenzene)gallium(I) Tetrabromogallate(III): π‐Complex and nido‐Cluster

Hubert Schmidbaur, Ulf Thewalt, Theodore Zafiropoulos

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The first monoarene complexes of gallium(I) were obtained by reaction of Ga2X4 (X = Cl, Br), suspended in toluene, with hexamethylbenzene. In 1b, C‐1 and C‐4 of the arena ligand are shifted towards the GaI; 1b can thus be regarded both as a π‐complex as well as nido‐cluster. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-77
Number of pages2
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1984
Externally publishedYes


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