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The unique β-diketiminate ligand in aluminum(i) and gallium(i) chemistry

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Over the past few decades, β-diketiminate ligands have been widely used in coordination chemistry and are capable of stabilizing various metal complexes in multiple oxidation states. Recently, the chemistry of aluminum and gallium in their +1 oxidation state has rapidly emerged. NacNacM(I) (M = Al, Ga; NacNac = β-diketiminate ligand) shows a two coordinate metal center comparable with singlet carbene-like species. The metal center also possesses a formally vacant p-orbital. In this article we present an overview of the last 10 years for aluminum(I) and gallium(I) stabilized by β-diketiminate ligands that have been widely explored in bond breaking and forming species.

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16 Nov 2019
17 Dec 2019
First published
23 Dec 2019

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Dalton Trans., 2020,49, 1351-1364
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The unique β-diketiminate ligand in aluminum(I) and gallium(I) chemistry

M. Zhong, S. Sinhababu and H. W. Roesky, Dalton Trans., 2020, 49, 1351 DOI: 10.1039/C9DT04763H

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