Dimerization of indanediyl fragments: An alkene analogue for group 13?

Michael S. Hill, Peter B. Hitchcock, Ruti Pongtavornpinyo

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(Figure Presented) A β-diketiminate complex of indium, [ln{N(2,4,6-Me3C6H2)C(Me)}2CH], dimerizes in the solid state (see space-filling model) to provide an indium species that is formally isoelectronic to the historically significant bis(stannane)diyls. A direct In - In bond is formed yielding a centrosymmetric dimer that possesses approximate C2h symmetry with a mutual trans-bent orientation of the N-chelating ligands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4231-4235
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2005


  • Carbenoids
  • Group 13 elements
  • Indium
  • Metal-metal interactions
  • Multiple bonds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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