Kazakov IV1, Bodensteiner M2, Timoshkin AY1.
Acta Crystallogr C Struct Chem. 2014 Mar;70(Pt 3):312-4. doi: 10.1107/S2053229614003349. Epub 2014 Feb 28.The molecular structures of trichlorido(2,2':6',2''-terpyridine-κ(3)N,N',N'')gallium(III), [GaCl3(C15H11N3)], and tribromido(2,2':6',2''-terpyridine-κ(3)N,N',N'')gallium(III), [GaBr3(C15H11N3)], are isostructural, with the Ga(III) atom displaying an octahedral geometry. It is shown that the Ga-N distances in the two complexes are the same within experimental error, in contrast to expected bond lengthening in the bromide complex due to the lower Lewis acidity of GaBr3. Read More