Bimetallic and cationic aluminum with N3O2 chelate ligands

Shengming Liu, Miguel Angel Munoz-Hernandez, David A. Atwood

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The ligands aminobis(N-ethylenesalicylidenimine) (SalenN3H3) and aminobis(N-propylenesalicylidenimine) (SalpenN3H3) were used to form the bimetallic complexes SalenN3H{AlMe2}2 (1), SalpenN3H{AlMe2}2 (2), SalenN3H{AlMeCl}2 (3) and SalpenN3H{AlMeCl} (4). When extracted in THF 3 and 4 redistribute to form the ionic compounds [SalenN3H{Al(THF)}]+ [AlMe2Cl2]- (5) and [SalpenN3H{Al(THF)}]+ [AlMe2Cl2]- (6). The compounds were characterized by Mp analyses, 1H-NMR and IR, and in the case of 2 and 6 by X-ray crystallography. Additionally, the potential of 5 and 6 to serve as propylene oxide polymerization catalysts was examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-114
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Feb 29 2000

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by a National Science Foundation NSF-CAREER award (CHE 9625376) and the donors of the Petroleum Research Fund (Grant 31901-AC3), administered by the American Chemical Society.


  • Bimetallic
  • Cationic
  • Chelate ligands

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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