Investigation of the C-C Bond Coupling of N,O-Ligands in the Presence of Gallium
A recent result in the Anstey research group noted the coupling of two ligand moieties when brought together by a gallium metal center. This only occurs when the acenaphthene quinone ligand is of the mono-imine variety. This results is in stark contrast to the data that has been collected about related complexes of gallium, but it has precedent in transition metal chemistry. The reversibility, utility, and generality of this chemistry is of interest and will be investigated.