Crystals of the title compound, [Ga(NH3)5Cl]Cl 2, were prepared from 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride and GaCl3. The crystal structure is isotypic with [Al(NH 3)5Cl]Cl2 and other members of the series [M(NH3)5Cl]Cl2, with M = Cr, Co, Rh, Ir, Ru or Os. It consists of discrete cationic [Ga(NH3)5Cl] 2+ octahedra and Cl- anions arranged in motifs related to the K2PtCl6 structure type. In the cation, the Ga atom, one Cl atom and three N atoms are located on a mirror plane.
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Feb|