X-ray structural analysis of Me3M·HN(CH2Ph)2 (M=Ga, In) adducts

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  • The molecular structures of Me3Ga·HN(CH2Ph)2 (2) and Me3In·HN(CH2Ph)2 (3) have been determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction methods. The structures of these molecules are representative of datively bonded Lewis acid/base adducts, having Ga-N and In-N bond distances of 2.151(3) and 2.382(5) Å, respectively. A comparison with the structure of the corresponding Al adduct, Me3Al·HN(CH2Ph)2 (1), reveals that all three derivatives are isostructural, crystallizing in the same space group, P1̄. The crystal structure data for these adducts are compared to experimental structural data and geometries from theoretical calculations for adducts of the type R3M·amine, where R=H, Me; M=Al, Ga, In.
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  • Polyhedron  Journal
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    Author List

  • Lake CH; Schauer SJ; Krannich LK; Watkins CL
  • Start Page

  • 879
  • End Page

  • 883
  • Volume

  • 18
  • Issue

  • 6