Replacement of CO ligands by the isolobal gallium(I) compound GaR [R = C(SiMe3)3], formation of the transition metal gallium compounds Mn2(CO)8(μ-GaR)2 and Fe3(CO)9(μ-CO)(μ-GaR)2

@inproceedings{Uhl2000ReplacementOC,
  title={Replacement of CO ligands by the isolobal gallium(I) compound GaR [R = C(SiMe3)3], formation of the transition metal gallium compounds Mn2(CO)8(μ-GaR)2 and Fe3(CO)9(μ-CO)(μ-GaR)2},
  author={Werner Uhl and Maike Benter and Malte Pr{\"o}tt},
  year={2000}
}
The tetrahedral alkylgallium(I) compound Ga4R41 [R = C(SiMe3)3] dissociates in solution with the formation of the monomeric fragments GaR, which are isolobal to carbon monoxide and are able to replace CO ligands in transition metal carbonyl complexes. By the substitution of two CO groups, the treatment of Mn2(CO)10 and Fe3(CO)12 with 1 yielded the two novel transition metal gallium complexes Mn2(CO)8(μ-GaR)22 and Fe3(CO)9(μ-CO)(μ-GaR)23, neither of which is isostructural to the starting… CONTINUE READING