Synthesis and characterisation of thioether functionalised gallium and indium alkoxides†
This paper provides evidence of formerly unknown thioether coordination in metal alkoxides. The thioether functionalised alkanols serving as alcoholate ligands have been prepared by a generic route. The gallium and indium alkoxides provide the first evidence for sulphur coordination in the liquid and solid state in metal alkoxide derivatives. The presence of amines suppresses the coordination of thioether moieties leading to a well-known bonding mode in aminoalcoholates.