Stabilization of the [AlMe2] Cation by Crown Ethers

Simon G. Bott, Abbas Alvanipour, S. David Morley, David A. Atwood, C. Mitchell Means, Anthony W. Coleman, Jerry L. Atwood

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Of interest for Ziegler–Natta systems with donor ligands are the structures of the cations of 1 and 2. The cation [AlMe2] is encapsulated by crown ethers and in 1 is bound to three of the six oxygen atoms while in 2 it is bound to all five oxygen atoms; the MeAlMe angle in 1 is 141°, in 2 178°. (1 contains [18]crown‐6, 2 contains [15]crown‐5.) (Formula Presented.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-486
Number of pages2
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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