A linear homocatenated compound containing six indium Centers

Hill, Michael S, Hitchcock, Peter B and Pongtavornpinyo, Ruti (2006) A linear homocatenated compound containing six indium Centers. Science, 311 (5769). pp. 1904-1907. ISSN 0036-8075

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Abstract

In contrast to carbon and its heavier congeners, group 13 elements are rarely observed to catenate into linear chains. Here, we find that treatment of indium(I) iodide with a protonated N-xylyl β-diketiminate and a strong potassium base in tetrahydrofuran yields a hexa-indium chain. X-ray crystallography revealed one β-diketiminate ligand bound to each indium center with no bridging ligands supporting the five indium-indium single bonds. The terminal indium centers were capped with iodine. Electronic spectroscopy and computations on a model compound offer preliminary support for σ delocalization along the chain.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: PH solved the crystal structure of this novel compound containing six indium centers and co-authored the paper as part of a collaboration with MH at IC
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Chemistry
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:18
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2012 13:48
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15703
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