Polydentate tertiary amine aluminium hydride adducts: Monomeric versus polymeric species

Jerry L. Atwood, Frederick R. Bennett, Cameron Jones, George A. Koutsantonis, Colin L. Raston, Kerry D. Robinson

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Treatment of H3AlNMe3 with 1,3,5-trimethylhexahydro- 1,3,5-triazine (tmtz) yields trigonal bipyramidal, monomeric [H 3Al(tmtz)2], 1, or polymeric [H3Al(tmtz)] , 2, which undergo N-CH2 cleavage at ca. 123°C; nitrogen-atoms in 1 and 2 are in apical positions, as also established for polymeric [H3Al(N,N,N′,N′-tetramethylpropylenediamine)] , in accordance with ab initio molecular orbital calculations on the model system H3Al(NH3)2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)541-543
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1992
Externally publishedYes

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