Donor-Stabilized Aluminum(I) Bromide

Authors

  • Dipl.-Chem. Mario Mocker,

    1. Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie der Universität Jena (FRG)
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  • Prof. Dr. Christian Robl,

    1. Institut für Anorganische Chemie der Universität Jena (FRG)
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  • Prof. Dr. Hansgeorg Schnöckel

    Corresponding author
    1. Institut für Anorganische Chemie der Universität, Engesserstrasse, Geb. 30.45, D-76128 Karlsruhe (FRG), Telefax: Int. code + (721)608-4854
    • Institut für Anorganische Chemie der Universität, Engesserstrasse, Geb. 30.45, D-76128 Karlsruhe (FRG), Telefax: Int. code + (721)608-4854
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  • This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie. We thank G. Stösser for performing numerous quantum chemical calculations.

  • Dedicated to Professor Nils Wiberg on the occasion of his 60th birthday

Abstract

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The first AlI halide that can be manipulated at room temperature, AlBr-NEt3, is obtained by coconden-sation of AlBr, NEt3, and toluene as yellow crystals and is stable to disproportionation up to about 95°C. In the crystal four Al atoms form a square, and the Br and NEt3 ligands alternate above and below this plane (shown on the right).

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