Complexes of the Lewis Acid Ga[N(C6F5)2]3 with Acetonitrile and Pyridine

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Abstract: Reaction of the Lewis acid Ga[N(C6F5)2]3 with acetonitrile and pyridine in toluene solution was characterized by 19F NMR. Quantum chemical calculations show that the shorter donor-acceptor bond in the acetonitrile complex is weaker by 73 kJ/mol than the longer donor-acceptor bond in the pyridine complex, which is consistent with partial dissociation of the Ga[N(C6F5)2]3·MeCN complex in toluene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2305-2311
Number of pages7
JournalRussian Journal of General Chemistry
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2020

Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


  • acetonitrile
  • donor-acceptor complex
  • gallium decafluorodiphenylamide
  • pyridine
  • quantum chemical computations

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