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Isolation and structural elucidation of a key aluminoaromatic intermediate and evidence for dismutation phenomena in tmp-alumination chemistry

Conway, B. and Hevia, E. and Garcia-Alvarez, J. and Graham, D.V. and Kennedy, A.R. and Mulvey, R.E. (2007) Isolation and structural elucidation of a key aluminoaromatic intermediate and evidence for dismutation phenomena in tmp-alumination chemistry. Chemical Communications (London) (48). pp. 5241-5243. ISSN 0009-241X

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Abstract

Lithium TMP-aluminate iBu3Al(TMP)Li undergoes dismutation in THF solution to precipitate the tetraalkylaluminate [{Li·(THF)4}+{Al(iBu)4}-], but reacts kinetically as a TMP base towards N,N-diisopropylbenzamide to afford the crystalline ortho-aluminated species [(THF)3·Li{O(C)N(iPr)2(C6H4)}Al(iBu)3] and TMPH.