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    How reactive is Trimethylindium towards oxygen and water?

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    Trimethylindium is extremely reactive towards oxygen and water. With low concentrations of oxygen (ppb to ppm to a few %), it immediately forms dimethylindium methoxide (Me2InOMe) as the first reaction product by insertion of O between In and C. With increased concentrations of oxygen (several %, atmospheric air or pure oxygen), it burns or explodes. Similar insertion reactions are expected with other elements of Group 16 (such as S, Se and Te) with highly vigorous outburst at higher concentrations of S, Se and Te

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