Skip to content

Research at St Andrews

Synthesis, characterization, and computational analysis of the dialanate dianion, [H3Al-AlH3]2−: a valence isoelectronic analogue of ethane

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

DOI

Author(s)

Simon J. Bonyhady, Nicole Holzmann, Gernot Frenking, Andreas Stasch, Cameron Jones

School/Research organisations

Abstract

The first example of a well-defined binary, low-oxidation-state aluminum hydride species that is stable at ambient temperature, namely the dianion in [{(DepNacnac)Mg}2(μ-H)]2[H3Al-AlH3] (DepNacnac=[(DepNCMe)2CH], Dep=2,6-diethylphenyl), has been prepared via a magnesium(I) reduction of the alanate complex, (DepNacnac)Mg(μ-H)3AlH(NEt3). An X-ray crystallographic analysis has shown the compound to be a contact ion complex, which computational studies have revealed to be the source of the stability of the aluminum(II) dianion.
Close

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8527-8531
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume56
Issue number29
Early online date9 Dec 2016
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Jul 2017

    Research areas

  • DFT calculations, Dialanate, Hydride, Magnesium(I), Metal–metal bonding

Discover related content
Find related publications, people, projects and more using interactive charts.

View graph of relations

Related by author

  1. Synthesis and attempted reductions of bulky 1,3,5-triazapentadienyl groups 2 and 13 halide complexes

    Pernik, I., Maitland, B., Stasch, A. & Jones, C. 18 Oct 2017 In : Canadian Journal of Chemistry. In press, cjc-2017-0548

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Accessing stable magnesium acyl compounds: reductive cleavage of esters by magnesium(I) dimers

    Boutland, A. J., Lamsfus, C. A., Maitland, B., Maron, L., Stasch, A. & Jones, C. 6 Sep 2017 In : Chemistry - A European Journal. Early View

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Highly electron rich β-diketiminato systems: synthesis and coordination chemistry of amino functionalized "N-nacnac" ligands

    Do, D. C. H., Keyser, A., Protchenko, A. V., Maitland, B., Pernik, I., Niu, H., Kolychev, E. L., Rit, A., Vidovic, D., Stasch, A., Jones, C. & Aldridge, S. 27 Apr 2017 In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 23, 24, p. 5830-5841 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Heavier group 13 metal(I) heterocycles stabilized by sterically demanding diiminophosphinates: a structurally characterized monomer-dimer pair for gallium

    Hawley, A. L., Ohlin, C. A., Fohlmeister, L. & Stasch, A. 5 Jan 2017 In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 23, 2, p. 447-455 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Related by journal

  1. Multitarget-directed ligands combining cholinesterase and monoamine oxidase inhibition with histamine H3R antagonism for neurodegenerative diseases

    Bautista-Aguilera, Ó. M. , Hagenow, S. , Palomino-Antolin, A. , Farré-Alins, V. , Ismaili, L. , Joffrin, P-L. , Jimeno, M. L. , Soukup, O. , Janočková, J. , Kalinowsky, L. , Proschak, E. , Iriepa, I. , Moraleda, I. , Schwed, J. S. , Romero Martínez, A. , López-Muñoz, F. , Chioua, M. , Egea, J. , Ramsay, R. R. , Marco-Contelles, J. & 1 others Stark, H. 2 Oct 2017 In : Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 56, 41, p. 12765–12769 5 p., 201706072R2

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Pac13 is a small, monomeric dehydratase that mediates the formation of the 3′-deoxy nucleoside of pacidamycins

    Michailidou, F., Chung, C., Brown, M. J. B., Bent, A. F., Naismith, J. H., Leavens, W. J., Lynn, S. M., Sharma, S. V. & Goss, R. J. M. 30 Aug 2017 In : Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Early View

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Aryloxide-facilitated catalyst turnover in enantioselective α,β-unsaturated acyl ammonium catalysis

    Matviitsuk, A., Greenhalgh, M., Barrios Antunez, D., Slawin, A. & Smith, A. D. 25 Aug 2017 In : Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Early View

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Hyperconjugation is the source of helicity in perfluorinated n-alkanes

    Cormanich, R. A., O'Hagan, D. & Buehl, M. 26 Jun 2017 In : Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 129, 27, p. 7975-7978 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ID: 248179505