Synthesis and X-ray Crystal Structure of [Me2GaBi(SiMe3)2]3

[Me2GaBi(SiMe3)2]3 (1) was synthesized in high yield by the equimolar reaction of Me2GaH and Bi(SiMe3)3 and characterized by mass and multinuclear NMR spectroscopy and by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. [Me2GaBi(SiMe3)2]3 represents the first Ga−Bi heterocycle, closing the gap on structurally characterized Ga−pnicogen compounds. The described reaction demonstrates the potential application of dialkylgallanes to serve as powerful synthons in organometallic syntheses requiring mild reaction conditions.