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Inorganics 2015, 3(1), 21-26; doi:10.3390/inorganics3010021

A New Nanometer-Sized Ga(III)-Oxyhydroxide Cation

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Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
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Department of Geology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
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Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97043, USA
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Department of Chemistry, Howard University, Washington, D.C. 20059, USA
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Department of Chemistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editors: Greta Ricarda Patzke and Pierre-Emmanuel Car
Received: 13 December 2014 / Revised: 19 January 2015 / Accepted: 26 January 2015 / Published: 3 February 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polyoxometalates)
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Abstract

A new 30-center Ga(III)-oxy-hydroxide cation cluster was synthesized by hydrolysis of an aqueous GaCl3 solution near pH = 2.5 and crystallized using 2,6-napthalene disulfonate (NDS). The cluster has 30 metal centers and a nominal stoichiometry: [Ga304-O)123-O)43-OH)42-OH)42(H2O)16](2,6-NDS)6, where 2,6-NDS = 2,6-napthalene disulfonate This cluster augments the very small library of Group 13 clusters that have been isolated from aqueous solution and closely resembles one other Ga(III) cluster with 32 metal centers that had been isolated using curcurbit ligands. These clusters have uncommon linked Ga(O)4 centers and sets of both protonated and unprotonated μ3-oxo. View Full-Text
Keywords: gallium hydroxide; polyxocation; Keggin ion; Group 13 cations gallium hydroxide; polyxocation; Keggin ion; Group 13 cations
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Casey, W.H.; Olmstead, M.M.; Hazlett, C.R.; Lamar, C.; Forbes, T.Z. A New Nanometer-Sized Ga(III)-Oxyhydroxide Cation. Inorganics 2015, 3, 21-26.

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