Isolating elusive ‘Al(μ-O)M’ intermediates in CO2 reduction by bimetallic Al–M complexes (M = Zn, Mg)

Matthew J. Evans, George Iliffe, Sam Neale, Claire McMullin, J. Robin Fulton, Matthew Anker, Martyn Coles

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Abstract

The reaction of compounds containing Al–Mg and Al–Zn bonds with N2O enabled isolation of the corresponding Al(μ-O)M complexes. Electronic structure analysis identified largely ionic Al–O and O–M bonds, featuring an anionic μ-oxo centre. Reaction with CO2 confirmed that these species correspond to the proposed intermediates in the formation of μ-carbonate compounds.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10091-10094
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume58
Issue number72
Early online date11 Aug 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sep 2022

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