Synthesis, structural characterization, and theoretical studies of complexes of magnesium and calcium with gallium heterocycles

Cameron Jones, David P. Mills, Jamie A. Platts, Richard P. Rose

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    Abstract

    The magnesium- and calcium-gallium heterocycle complexes [Mg-{Ga[(ArNCH)2]}2(THF)3] and [Ca{Ga[(ArNCR)2]}2(THF)4], R = H or Me, Ar = C6H3Pri2-2,6 have been prepared via the reduction of [I2Ga{(ArNCR)2}] with the group 2 metal in tetrahydrofuran. The mechanisms of the reactions have been elucidated, and the crystal structures of the complexes exhibit the first structurally authenticated Ga-Mg and Ga-Ca bonds in molecular species. Theoretical studies suggest that the heterocycle-group 2 metal interactions have significant ionic character. © 2006 American Chemical Society.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3146-3148
    Number of pages2
    JournalInorganic Chemistry: including bioinorganic chemistry
    Volume45
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Apr 2006

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