Gallium derivatives of tetraborane(10): Can bis(digallanyl) isomers exist?

V. Ramakrishna, B. J. Duke, M. L. McKee

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    Abstract

    All derivatives of tetraborane(10) with one or more boron atoms replaced by gallium have been investigated using quantum chemical methods. Particular attention is given to the relative stability of the 'butterfly' arachno- structures and the bis(diboranyl) structures. It is concluded that these two structures have very close energies if the bis(diboranyl) structures contain a central gallium-gallium bond. These gallium substituted bis(diboranyl) structures are thus a fascinating synthetic target.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)745-750
    Number of pages6
    JournalMolecular Physics
    Volume98
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2000

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