Received 26 August 2010
The title chain polymer compound, [GaLi2Br(C3H9OSi)4(C4H8O)2]n, was obtained in the reaction of GaBr3 with Me3SiOLi in toluene/tetrahydrofuran. The GaIII atom, located on a twofold rotation axis, is coordinated by four trimethylsilanolate ligands and has a distorted tetrahedral geometry. The LiI atom is four coordinated by one bridging Br atom located on an inversion centre, two trimethylsilanolate ligands and one tetrahydrofurane molecule in a distorted tetrahedral geometry. The polymeric chains extend along . The tetrahydrofurane molecule is disordered over two positions with site-occupancy factors of 0.57 (2) and 0.43 (2).
Data collection: IPDS (Stoe & Cie, 2008); cell refinement: IPDS; data reduction: X-RED32 (Stoe & Cie, 2008); program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: ORTEP-3 for Windows (Farrugia, 1997); software used to prepare material for publication: WinGX (Farrugia, 1999).
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