Tetrametallic group 13 'Mitsubishi' molecules

Miguel Angel Munoz-Hernandez, Pingrong Wei, Shengming Liu, David A. Atwood

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Under fairly disparate conditions tetrametallic aluminum complexes can be isolated that feature a central six-coordinate aluminum connected by bridging heteroatoms to three peripheral four-coordinate aluminum atoms. Based upon their striking resemblance to the Mitsubishi emblem these molecules will be given the name 'Mitsubishi™' [1]. This review will discuss the formation of these compounds and will seek to establish the guiding principles under which additional 'Mitsubishi™' compounds may be formed. The impact of these compounds on the formation of solid-state materials, particularly aluminum oxide, will be briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000


  • Aluminum
  • Gallium
  • Lanthanide
  • Mitsubishi
  • Tetrametallic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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