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Probing the Extremes of Covalency in M–Al bonds : Lithium and Zinc Aluminyl Compounds (2021)

Roy, M., Hicks, J., Heilmann, A., Baston, A. M., Vasko, P., Goicoechea, J., & Aldridge, S. (2021). Probing the Extremes of Covalency in M–Al bonds : Lithium and Zinc Aluminyl Compounds. Angewandte Chemie, 60(41), 22301-22306. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202109416

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All authors or editors: Roy, Matthew; Hicks, Jamie; Heilmann, Andreas; Baston, Anne Marie; Vasko, Petra; Goicoechea, Jose; Aldridge, Simon

Journal or series: Angewandte Chemie

ISSN: 1433-7851

eISSN: 1521-3773

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 60

Issue number: 41

Pages range: 22301-22306

Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag

Publication country: Germany

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202109416

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77388


Synthetic routes to lithium, magnesium and zinc aluminyl complexes are reported, allowing for the first structural character-ization of a lithium-aluminium bond. Structural and quantum chemical studies are consistent with the presence of a highly polar Li–Al interaction, characterized by a low bond order and relatively little charge transfer from Al to Li. Comparison with the magnesium and zinc systems reveals changes to both the M–Al bond and the (NON)Al fragment consistent with greater covalent character, with the latter complex being shown to react with CO 2 via a pathway that implies that the zinc centre acts as the nucleophilic partner.

Keywords: coordination complexes; aluminium; lithium; zinc; chemical bonds

Free keywords: aluminium; aluminyl; low valent compounds; lithium; zinc

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