Indium and gallium compounds in the oxidation state (III) can be used as Lewis acids in organic transformation reactions. Recently, additional research has been conducted into the lower oxidation states.
A small sample of the type of reactions that have been enabled by indium- and gallium-based catalysts over the last few years are:
- Selective C-C bond formation
- Allylation of carbonyl compounds and imine derivatives – these are important intermediate steps in the synthesis of natural products and other fine chemicals
- Friedel-Crafts acylation of aromatics
- Addition of pyrroles to isatins
- Preparation of chiral amines
- Ring-opening polymerization reactions
- Selective Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley reduction of aliphatic and aromatic aldehydes
If you are a researcher looking for a high purity indium- or gallium-based precursor for your catalyst, please contact us.
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In a previous blog I spoke about Large Ground Plane Voiding in Electronics Assembly and referred to a statistical tool called an Ishikawa Diagram. This tool helps map out a process and provide an excellent visual aid that helps show the potential defect causes and the effects the process variables can have. This particular Ishikawa Diagram displayed that reflow profile can have a large effect on voiding. Today I will dig into this area a bit further and talk about how we can minimize large ground plane solder voiding in electronic assemblywith differences in reflow profile.
Learn about the many factors associated with BTC voiding reduction.
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