A mild transamination route to [EtGaNEt]6: A twelve-vertex gallium-nitrogen cluster

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The reaction of [EtGa(NMe2)2]2 with neat, excess EtNH2 afforded a glassy solid whose IR spectrum did not exhibit any N-H absorptions and 1H NMR spectrum indicated the presence of more than one compound. Refluxing a toluene solution of this solid afforded the imido gallium compound, (EtGaNEt)6 (1), in 56% yield. Compound 1 crystallize d in space group R3̄ with a hexagonal prismatic structure constructed with two planar Ga3N3 rings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-467
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Cluster Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2002

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Funding Information:
The authors gratefully acknowledge support from the National Science Foundation. We also thank Dr. Victor G. Young for his assistance in the single crystal XRD experiment.


  • Amidogallium
  • Imidogallium
  • Structure
  • Transamination


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