N,N′-di-tert-butylethylenediamine-ClnH 3-nAlNMe3 derivatives: Alane-rich [(H2Al) 2{μ-N(But)CH2}2] and stable, intramolecular secondary amine alane complexes [ClnH 2-NAl{N(H)(But)CH2CH2NBu t], n=0,1

Jerry L. Atwood, Stacey M. Lawrence, Colin L. Raston

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Treatment of N,N′-di-tert-butylethylenediamine with two equivalents of H3AlNMe3 in diethyl ether affords a novel alane-rich amido species [(H2Al)2{μ-N(But)CH 2}2] 1, whereas with one equivalent a stable, intramolecularly coordinated secondary amine adduct of aluminium dihydride results, [H2Al{N(H)(But)CH2CH 2NBut] 2; the monochloro analogue [Cl(H)Al{N(H)(Bu t)CH2CH2NBut] 3 is accessible using ClH2AlNMe3, as a mixture of diastereoisomers in solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-74
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes


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