Reduction of Bu2 tC=O by H3MNMe3 (M = Al or Ga): Product association via bridging alkyloxides (M = Al, Ga) and hydrides (M = Al)

George A. Koutsantonis, Fu Chin Lee, Colin L. Raston

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Treatment of di-t-butyl ketone with excess H3MNMe3, M = Al or Ga, yields dimeric [H2M{훍-OC(H)But 2}]2 which for M = A1 association prevails, in the solid via two symmetrical bridging hydrides between single aluminium centers from different dimers such that the metal centers are either four or five coordinate, as distorted tetrahedra or square pyramids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-28
Number of pages8
JournalMain Group Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes


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