Organoaluminum and -gallium formamidinate complexes

Hamidi, Shima, Dietrich, H. Martin, Werner, Daniel, Jende, Lars N., Maichle-Moessmer, Cacilia, Tornroos, Karl W., Deacon, Glen B., Junk, Peter C., and Anwander, Reiner (2013) Organoaluminum and -gallium formamidinate complexes. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 13. pp. 2460-2466.

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Abstract

Dialuminum formamidinate complexes [Me₂Al(μ-Form)(μ-Me)AlMe₂] [Form (ArNCHNAr) = EtForm (Ar = 2,6-Et₂C₆H₃) or DippForm (Ar = 2,6-iPr₂C₆H₃)] were obtained in good yields by treatment of formamidines (FormH) with trimethylaluminum in a 1:3 stoichiometry. The products contain both a bridging Form ligand and a bridging methyl group between the two aluminum centers. [M(Form)Me₂] (M = Al, Form = DippForm, EtForm; M = Ga, Form = DippForm) were prepared in high yields by the protonolysis reactions of MMe₃ (M = Al, Ga) with formamidines (FormH) in a 1:1 stoichiometry. [Al(DippForm)Me₂] was also synthesized by other methods including concentration of the tetrahydrofuran/n-hexane solution of [Me₂Al(μ-DippForm)(μ-Me)AlMe₂] to dryness and also by reaction of AlMe₃ with [Ga(DippForm)Me₂] in a 1:1 ratio. Partial dissociation of the dialuminum to monoaluminum complexes was detected in the ¹H NMR spectra of [Me₂Al(μ-Form)(μ-Me)AlMe₂] complexes. All complexes exhibit a distorted tetrahedral stereochemistry of the Group 13 metal atoms.

Item ID: 28352
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1099-0682
Keywords: aluminum, gallium, X-ray diffraction, formamidines, bridging ligands
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC)
Projects and Grants: DP0984775
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2013 05:25
FoR Codes: 03 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 0302 Inorganic Chemistry > 030204 Main Group Metal Chemistry @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences @ 100%
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