{Group 13 metal (Al, Ga, In, Tl) complexes supported by heteroatom-bonded carbene ligands}

Fliedel, Christophe, Gilles Schnee, Teresa Aviles, and Samuel Dagorne. "{Group 13 metal (Al, Ga, In, Tl) complexes supported by heteroatom-bonded carbene ligands}." {COORDINATION CHEMISTRY REVIEWS}. {275} (2014): {63-86}. copy at https://docentes.fct.unl.pt/p387/publications/group-13-metal-al-ga-tl-complexes-supported-heteroatom-bonded-carbene-ligands-0


{The present contribution comprehensively reviews the synthesis, structural characterization and current applications of group 13 metal complexes supported by heteroatom-bonded carbene ligands. Detailed structural analysis and comparison of the structure/reactivity trends of group 13 metal carbene species constitute the primary purpose of the present contribution. The current use and applications of this class of compounds are also discussed. In general, such adducts have been thoroughly characterized (both in solution or in the solid state) and structural data, frequently supported by theoretical investigations, provided insight into the stability/reactivity of the adducts formed. While essentially dominated by Arduengo-type NHC adducts, N- and P-bonded cyclic and acyclic carbene complexes of Al, Ga and In have also been recently described, including the recent use of ``carbon(0) ligands{''}. In general, recent developments in carbene group 13 species exploit the improved stability of the resulting metal complexes for either the isolation/characterization of unprecedented structural motifs or the production of robust group 13 metal reagents subsequently used for organic substrates functionalization or in catalysis. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.}