[{HC(CMeNAr)2}2Al2P4] (Ar=2,6-iPr2C6H3): A Reduction to a Formal {P4}4− Charged Species


  • This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie.


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A whiter shade of PAl: The reaction of LAlI with white phosphorus yields the first main-group complex [(LAl)2P4] (L=HC(CMeNAr)2, Ar=2,6-iPr2C6H3) containing the {P4}4− moiety, in which two P–P edges of the P4 tetrahedron are opened and each is bridged by a LAl moiety (see structure). The results are supported by quantum chemical calculations.