Salt metathesis for the synthesis of M-Al and M-H-Al bonds

Ian M. Riddlestone, Juan Urbano, Nicholas Phillips, Michael J. Kelly, Dragoslav Vidovic, Joshua I. Bates, Russell Taylor, Simon Aldridge

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Salt metathesis has been exploited in the synthesis of M-Al bonds, stabilized by a variety of chelating N-donor substituents at aluminium and including the first examples of such systems featuring ancillary guanidinato frameworks. Importantly, this synthetic approach can be extended to the synthesis of σ-alane complexes through the use of hydride-containing transition metal nucleophiles. Cp′Mn(CO)2-[H(Cl)Al{(N iPr)2CPh}] synthesized via this route features an alane ligand bound in a more 'side-on' fashion than other alane complexes, although DFT calculations imply that the potential energy surface associated with variation in the Mn-H-Al angle is a very soft one.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-258
Number of pages10
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

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