Alane reduction of selenium and tellurium: Tertiary amine stabilised dimeric chalcogenides, trans-[{Me3N(H)Al(μ-E)}2] (E=Se, Te)

Michael G. Gardiner, Colin L. Raston, Vicki Anne Tolhurst

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Abstract

Elemental selenium or tellurium react with trimethylamine alane, [Me 3NAlH3], in toluene affording the bis-trimethylamine adducts of the dimeric chalcogenidoalanes, [{HAl(μ-E)}2] (E=Se, Te) isolated as the trans-isomers; ab initio molecular orbital calculations on model species show that N-donor Lewis-base solvated dimeric species are the energetically most favourable structures for these chalcogenidoalane species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2501-2502
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Volume24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1995
Externally publishedYes

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