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The Aluminyl Anion : A New Generation of Aluminium Nucleophile (2021)

Hicks, J., Vasko, P., Goicoechea, J. M., & Aldridge, S. (2021). The Aluminyl Anion : A New Generation of Aluminium Nucleophile. Angewandte Chemie, 60(4), 1702-1713. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202007530

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All authors or editors: Hicks, Jamie; Vasko, Petra; Goicoechea, Jose M.; Aldridge, Simon

Journal or series: Angewandte Chemie

ISSN: 1433-7851

eISSN: 1521-3773

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 60

Issue number: 4

Pages range: 1702-1713

Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag

Publication country: Germany

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202007530

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/70782


Trivalent aluminium compounds are well known for their reactivity as Lewis acids/electrophiles, a feature that is exploited in many pharmaceutical, industrial and laboratory-based reactions. Recently, a series of isolable aluminium(I) anions ('aluminyls') have been reported, which offer an alternative to this textbook description: these reagents behave as aluminium nucleophiles. This minireview covers the synthesis, structure and reactivity of aluminyl species reported to date, together with their associated metal complexes. The frontier orbitals of each of these species have been investigated using a common methodology to allow for a like-for-like comparison of their electronic structure and a means of rationalising (sometimes unprecedented) patterns of reactivity.

Keywords: aluminium; organometallic compounds; coordination complexes; reactivity

Free keywords: aluminyl; aluminium; nucleophile organometallic; main group

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Reporting Year: 2021

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