Synthesis and structural characterisation of gallium and indium fluoroalkoxide 'ate' complexes

Andrews, Philip C., Forsyth, Craig M., Junk, Peter C., Nuzhnaya, Iryna, and Spiccia, Leone (2009) Synthesis and structural characterisation of gallium and indium fluoroalkoxide 'ate' complexes. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 694 (3). pp. 373-381.

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The treatment of InCl3 with MOCH(CF3)2 (M = Li, Na, K) in a 1:6 stoichiometry, followed by recrystallisation results in the formation of the bimetallic "ate" complexes [Na3In(OCH(CF3)2)6(THF)3] (2) and [Li3In(OCH(CF3)2)6(THF)3] (5) from hexane, and [K3In(OCH(CF3)2)6]n (4) from a THF and toluene mixture. If a 1:3 stoichiometry is used chloride containing compounds [Na2InCl(OCH(CF3)2)4(THF)4] (1) and [KInCl2 (OCH(CF3)2)2(THF)3]n · THF (3) are obtained on recrystallisation from hexane. Treatment of GaCl3 with 6 equivalents of LiOC(CH3)2CF3 gives [LiGa(OC(CH3)2CF3)4(THF)2] (6) on recrystallisation from hexane. The protolysis reaction between In(N(SiMe3)2)3, formed in situ from (Me3Si)2NH, nBuLi and Incl3, and HOCH(CH3)CF3 results in isolation of [LiIn(OCH(CH3)CF3)3Bu]2 (7) from hexane. The structures of 2, 4, and 5 all contain the tetranuclear core InO6M3. Compounds 1 and 3 have residual chloride; 1 is a trinuclear species with two THF ligands per Na, while 3 is a linear polymer. Compound 6 has a GaO2Li four-membered parallelogram at its core. Complex 7 has a tetranuclear In2O6Li2 core and an unexpected nBu group on the In atoms. The coordination spheres of the alkali metals in 1–6 include solvated THF while 1–5 display additional close M⋯F interactions.

Item ID: 29639
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1872-8561
Keywords: indium, gallium, fluorinated alkoxides, group 1, heterobimetallic
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC), Monash University, CRC Smartprint
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2013 10:34
FoR Codes: 03 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 0302 Inorganic Chemistry > 030204 Main Group Metal Chemistry @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences @ 100%
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