Chelated aluminum alkoxides

Miguel Angel Muñoz-Hernandez, Timothy S. Keizer, Sean Parkin, Yuzhong Zhang, David A. Atwood

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The present contribution will demonstrate that monomeric alkoxide compounds can be formed by the use of the Salen(tBu) ligand. These alkoxides, LAlOR (with L=Salen (tBu), R - Me (1), Salomphen(tBu), R=Me (3) and L=Salen(tBu), R=Et (4)) feature five-coordinate monomeric aluminum (Salen(tBu)=N,N′-ethylenebis(3,5-di-tert-butylsalicylideneimine) and Salomphen(tBu)=N,N′-(4,5-di-methyl)phenylenenebis(3,5-di-tert-butylsalicyl ideneimine). Crystallization of 1 from MeOH affords the six-coordinate complex, Salen(tBu)AlOMe(MeOH) (2). The manner in which these compounds may be obtained, as well as the structures of 2 and 4 will be described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-222
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Chemical Crystallography
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2000

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the 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. NMR instruments used in this research were obtained with funds from the CRIF program of the National Science Foundation (CHE 997841) and from the Research Challenge Trust Fund of the University of Kentucky.


  • Alkoxide
  • Aluminum
  • Five-coordinate
  • Six-coordinate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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