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Per Persson. Photo.

Per Persson


Per Persson. Photo.

Characterisation of gallium(III)-acetate complexes in aqueous solution: A potentiometric, EXAFS, IR and molecular orbital modelling study


  • M. Clausen
  • L. O. Ohman
  • J. D. Kubicki
  • Per Persson

Summary, in English

The aqueous gallium(III)-acetate system was studied in 0.6 M Na(Cl) at 25 degreesC using a multi-technique approach, including potentiometry, IR spectroscopy, EXAFS spectroscopy and molecular orbital calculations. The potentiometric data were satisfactorily explained by a model which includes one mononuclear and one binuclear complex. The corresponding equilibrium constants defined according to the reactions Ga3+ + HAc reversible arrow GaAc2+ + H+ 2Ga(3+) + HAc + 2H(2)O reversible arrow Ga-2(OH)(2)Ac3+ + 3H(+) are log beta(-1,1,1) = -2.08 +/- 0.09 and log beta(-3,2,1) = -5.65 +/- 0.06, respectively. The latter complex has a stoichiometry identical to that previously identified in the aluminium(III)-acetate system. Also in agreement with this system, the IR and EXAFS data strongly indicates that this complex consists of two edge-sharing Ga octahedra bridged with an acetate ion, and should be formulated [Ga-2 (mu-OH)(2) (mu-O2CCH3)](3+). This interpretation is further supported by the molcular orbital calculations.

Publishing year







Journal of the Chemical Society. Dalton Transactions

Document type

Journal article


Royal Society of Chemistry


  • Earth and Related Environmental Sciences




  • ISSN: 1472-7773