Room-Temperature Synthesis of the Bi-5[GaCl4](3) Salt From Three Different Classes of Ionic Liquids
2013 (English)In: Journal of cluster science, ISSN 1040-7278, E-ISSN 1572-8862, Vol. 24, no 1, 157-164 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Following the development in the synthesis of subvalent cluster compounds, we report on the use of three different classes of room-temperature ionic liquids for the synthesis of the pentabismuth-tris(tetragallate) salt, Bi-5[GaCl4](3), characterized by X-ray diffraction. The Bi-5[GaCl4](3) salt was prepared by reduction of BiCl3 using gallium metal in ionic liquid reaction media containing a strong Lewis acid, GaCl3. The ionic liquids; trihexyltetradecyl phosphonium chloride [Th-Td-P+]Cl-, 1-dodecyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride [Dod-Me-Im(+)]Cl- and N-butyl-N-methylpyrrolidinium chloride [Bu-Me-Pyrr(+)]Cl- from three of the main classes of ionic liquids were used in synthesis. Reactions using ionic liquids composed of the trihexyltetradecyl phosphonium cation [Th-Td-P+] and the anions; tetrafluoroborate [BF4 (-)], bis(trifluoro-methyl sulfonyl) imide [(Tf)(2)N-] and hexafluorophosphate [PF6 (-)] were also investigated.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 24, no 1, 157-164 p.
Bismuth, Polycation, Cluster compounds, Ionic liquids, X-ray diffraction
Other Basic Medicine
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-107394DOI: 10.1007/s10876-012-0526-3ISI: 000314678500015ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84873742307OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-107394DiVA: diva2:575769
FunderSwedish Research Council
QC 201303152012-12-112012-12-112013-03-15Bibliographically approved