Chiral five- and six-coordinate aluminum

Miguel Angel Muñoz-Hernandez, Sean Parkin, Burl Yearwood, Pingrong Wei, David A. Atwood

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-218
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.


  • Aluminum
  • Cation
  • Lewis acid
  • Six-coordinate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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