Synthesis, characterization, and applications of group 13 cationic compounds

Samuel Dagorne, David A. Atwood

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Six-coordinate aluminum cations (and related neutral derivatives) supported by Salen and porphyrin ligands have now become widely used for catalytic applications including propylene oxide polymerization and a wide range of carbonylation reactions. These applications rely on the stable environment provided by the ligands and the Lewis acidity of the cations. In the carbonylation reactions, added Lewis basic ligands are needed to mitigate the cationic charge on the aluminum atom.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4037-4071
Number of pages35
JournalChemical Reviews
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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