The first structurally characterized monolithio aluminum amide dimer

David A. Atwood, Drew Rutherford

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Herein is reported the first synthesis and structural characterization of a monolithio aluminum amide dimer: [Me2AlNLi(THF)2Ph]2. It is prepared by deprotonation of the corresponding neutral dimeric species [Me2AlNHPh]2 with tBuLi in THF in 78% yield. Characterization data include 1H and 13C NMR, elemental analysis, and a single crystal X-ray analysis. The crystal structure demonstrates that the lithium atoms are still associated with the molecule. The spectroscopic and structural data indicate that there is not a significant degree of π bonding between the Al and N atoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)436-438
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 9 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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