Ambiphilic Al‐Cu Bonding

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Copper‐alumanyl complexes, [LCu‐Al(SiN Dipp )], where L = carbene = NHC iPr (N,Nʹ‐di‐isopropyl‐4,5‐dimethyl‐2‐ylidene) and Me2 CAAC (1‐(2,6‐di‐isopropylphenyl)‐3,3,5,5‐tetramethyl‐pyrrolidin‐2‐ylidene) and featuring unsupported Al‐Cu bonds, have been prepared. Divergent reactivity observed with carbodiimides and CO 2 implies an ambiphilicity in the Cu‐Al interaction that is dependent on the identity of the carbene co‐ligand.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAngewandte Chemie-International Edition
Early online date25 Apr 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 25 Apr 2021

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