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Oxygen-Induced Structural Transformation of the Polynuclear Organoaluminum Complex [Al43-8-quinolylimide)2(CH3)8] to [Al43-8-quinolylimide)2(CH3)7(μ-OCH3)]

Authors

  • Steven J. Trepanier,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4 (Canada), Telefax: Int. code + (519)973-7098
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  • Prof. Dr. Suning Wang

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    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4 (Canada), Telefax: Int. code + (519)973-7098
    • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4 (Canada), Telefax: Int. code + (519)973-7098
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  • This work was supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Abstract

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A change from a butterfly structure to a tetrahedral arrangement is triggered in the Al4 framework by the oxidation of 1 to 2 in toluene at 23°C. Remarkably, only one methyl group of 1 is oxidized; 2 is stable for several days in solution.

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