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Gallium forms new relationships
11 January 2007
Bonds between gallium and two different alkaline earth metals have been formed for the first time by scientists in Germany.
The first gallium-barium bond
New metal-to-metal bonds will interest researchers in many areas of the natural sciences, says Roesky. He added that similar compounds have found applications in biology, catalysis and nanotechnology.
We are now exploring the stability and reactivity of these bonds, says Roesky. He added that he hopes to synthesise more compounds with unusual combinations of metal-to-metal bonds in the near future.
Gallium(I)-alkaline earth metal donor-acceptor bonds
M Wiecko, P W Roesky, P Nava, R Ahlrichs and S N. Konchenko, Chem. Commun., 2007