A Stable Calcium Alumanyl

Michael Hill, Ryan Schwamm, Martyn Coles, Mary Mahon, Claire McMullin, Nasir Rajabi, Andrew Wilson

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A seven-membered N,N′-heterocyclic potassium alumanyl nucleophile is introduced and utilised in the metathetical synthesis of Mg−Al and Ca−Al bonded derivatives. Both species have been characterised by experimental and theoretical means, allowing a rationalisation of the greater reactivity of the heavier group 2 species implied by an initial assay of their reactivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3928-3932
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Issue number10
Early online date12 Dec 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2 Mar 2020

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  • alumanyl
  • calcium
  • density functional theory
  • magnesium
  • potassium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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