Stabilised (H2)Al-E(H)R species, E = P or As, R- = C(SiMe3)2-(6-Me-2-pyridyl)-

Philip C. Andrews, Colin L. Raston, Brett A. Roberts

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Reaction of RECl2 (R- = C(SiMe3)2(6-Me-2-pyridyl)-, E = P or As) with LiAlH4 in THF affords directly bonded aluminium hydride-pnictide hydride complexes as weakly associated hydride bridged dimers, [RE(H)-Al(H)2]2; a strong solvent dependency of these reactions, which had previously been observed with the formation of the disecondary diphosphane in Et2O (E = P), is further confirmed by the formation of RASH2 from RAsCl2 and LiAlH4 in Et2O.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1961-1962
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2000
Externally publishedYes


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