New developments in the chemistry of organoaluminum and organogallium hydrides Academic Article uri icon


  • A survey of our recent work on organoaluminum and organogallium hydrides is presented. Three types of ligand system have been employed for the stabilization of monomeric aluminum and gallium mono- and dihydrides. The "two-armed" 2,6-bis (dimethylaminomethyl) phenyl ligand is effective when intramolecular bis(base) stabilization is necessary; its use has permitted the isolation of the first examples of monomeric aluminum and gallium dihydrates. The use of the corresponding "one-armed" 2-(dimethylaminomethyl) phenyl ligand resulted in the formation of gallium mono- and dihydride monomers and an aluminum dihydride dimer. The first base-free aluminum and gallium monohydrides and gallium dihydride have been stabilized by employing the bulky 2, 4, 6, -tris(t-butyl) phenyl ligand. 1995.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Organometallic Chemistry

author list (cited authors)

  • Cowley, A. H., Gabba, F. P., Isom, H. S., & Decken, A.

citation count

  • 36

complete list of authors

  • Cowley, Alan H||Gabbaï, François P||Isom, Harold S||Decken, Andreas

publication date

  • September 1995