Six-coordinate aluminium phosphinate

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Unique models of solid state aluminophosphate materials containing, for the first time, six-coordinate aluminium atoms, may be achieved in chelated phosphinate derivatives; the degree of aggregation of these species, specifically the remarkable transition from a dimeric molecule to a polymeric material, depends on just one methylene unit; thus, [(Bu(t)4salpen)Al{O2P(H)Ph}]2 1 is dimeric while [(Bu(t)4salen)Al{O2P(H)Ph}](∞) 2, with one fewer methylene unit in the connection between the two nitrogens, is a polymeric material with the polymers aligned to form pores containing thf molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1799-1800
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 21 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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