Syntheses and reactions of tetrazole-group 13 complexes

Miguel Angel Muñoz-Hernández, Michael S. Hill, D. A. Atwood

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The combination of 5-phenyl-1-H-tetrazole (let) with AlR3 in stoichiometries of 1-3 leads to the compounds [(tet)AlR2]n R=Me (1), Et (2), iBu (3), [(tet)2AlMe]n (4), and [(tet)3Al]n (5). The addition of pyridine to 1 leads to a soluble compound with the formulation, [(tet)AlMe2-pyridine]n (6). Likewise the addition of AlMe3 to 1 and 4 leads to the products [(tet)AlMe2-AlMe3]2 (7) and [(tet)2AlMe-AlMe3]n (8). The compounds were characterized by standard techniques and, in the case of 7 by X-ray crystallography. Compounds 1, 4 and 5 were examined (unsuccessfully) as potential unimolecular precursors to aluminum nitride.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2237-2242
Number of pages6
Issue number13-14
StatePublished - 1998


  • Aluminum
  • Precursor
  • Tetrazole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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