Trimethyl-aluminium and -gallium derivatives of calix[4]arenes: Cone (mono-metallic) or doubly flattened partial cone (tetrametallic) conformations

Jerry L. Atwood, Michael G. Gardiner, Cameron Jones, Colin L. Raston, Brian W. Skelton, Allan H. White

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Reaction of calix[4]arene (H4L) or p-But-calix[4]arene (H4L′) with MMe3 (M = Al, Ga) in toluene affords fully deprotonated, alkyl-metal rich complexes [(L or L′)(M-Me)2(MMe3)2] with the calixarene adopting a doubly flattened partial cone conformation; reaction of 1,3-dimethyl ether p-But-calix[4]arene (H2L″) with AlMe3 yields [(L″)AlMe], the metal-bound alkyl group exo to the cavity of the calixarene in a cone conformation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2487-2488
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes

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