Hydride-bridged heterobimetallic complexes of zirconium and aluminum

Karl Khan, Colin L. Raston, John E. McGrady, Brian W. Skelton, Allan H. White

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Treatment of [Cp2ZrCl2] with LiAlH4 and then [H3GaL] or of preformed [Cp2ZrH2] with [H3AlL] affords the heterobimetallic complexes [Cp2ZrH(μ-H)2-AlH2(L)] (L = quinuclidine (1), NMe3 (2)). Density functional calculations gives an energy of association of "Cp2ZrH2" and "H3AlNH3" of -28.9 kcal mol-1; cf. -28.8 kcal mol-1 for two Cp2ZrH2 units.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3252-3254
Number of pages3
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 1997
Externally publishedYes


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