Reaction of N,N '-bis(mesityl)ethylenediamine with triethylaluminium. Formation of ten-membered aluminium amide heterocycles Academic Article uri icon


  • Reaction of N,N-bis(mesityl)ethylenediamine with triethylaluminium in benzene leads to the formation of an aluminium diamide derivative of formula [AlEt(-MesNCH2CH2NMes)]n (1) (Mes = 2,4,6-Me3C6H2). Upon treatment with pyridine or THF, compound 1 is converted into dinuclear aluminium amide derivatives of general formula [AlEt(-MesNCH2CH2NMes)]22L with L = pyridine (2) and THF (3), respectively. Compounds 1, 2 and 3 have been characterized by 1H, 13C and 27Al NMR spectroscopy as well as by elemental analysis. Single crystal X-ray analysis indicates that the two adducts exist as ten-membered heterocycles with tetracoordinated aluminium centers.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Gardinier, J. R., & Gabbai, F. P.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Gardinier, JR||Gabbaii, FP

publication date

  • December 2001