Synthesis and structures of two bulky gallium chlorides

David A. Atwood, Alan H. Cowley, Richard A. Jones, Miguel A. Mardones, Jerry L. Atwood, Simon G. Bott

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The bulky gallium chlorides, (t-BuGaCl2)2 (1) and (Cy2GaCl2), (Cy = C6H11) have been prepared via the reaction of GaC33, with I-BuLi and CyMgCl, respectively. The structures of 1 and 2 have been determined by X-ray methods. Crystals of 1 are monoclinic, space group P21/c, with a = 6.937(4), b = 6.877(5), c = 17.1l(1)Å, β = 95.65(6)°, Z = 2; crystals of 2 are monoclinic, space group P21,/c, with a = 10.389(2), b = 11.580(3), c = 11.198(2)Å = 95.96(2)°, Z = 2. The R values for 1 and 2 are 0.0617 and 0.0681, respectively. The solid state structures of 1 and 2 consist of chloride-bridged dimers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-239
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Coordination Chemistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992


  • Gallium(III)
  • X-ray structure
  • cyclohexyl
  • synthesis
  • t-butyl

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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