The chiral five-coordinate halide compound, Salcen(tBu)AlCl (1) (Salcen = N,N′-cyclohexylenebis(3, 5-di-tert-butylsalicylideneimine) can be used in a salt elimination reaction to produce [R,R'Salcen(tBu)AlOTs] (2) as well as the chiral cationic complex, [R,R'Salcen (tBu)Al(thf)2]+BPh4- (3). The conditions under which these types of neutral and cationic complexes form will be discussed. This should provide guidance for the eventual use of the cations as strongly Lewis acidic catalysts and organic synthetic reagents.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Chemical Crystallography|
|State||Published - Apr 2000|
Bibliographical noteFunding 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.
- Lewis acid
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- Chemistry (all)
- Condensed Matter Physics