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 Sept 2022

Bibliographical note

M. P. C. and M. J. E. acknowledge Government funding from the Marsden Fund Council from, managed by Royal Society Te Apārangi (Grant Number: MFP-VUW2020). C. L. M. and S. E. N. acknowledge funding from the EPSRC (EP/R020752). This research made use of the Anatra, Balena (Bath) and Rāpoi (VUW) High Performance Computing (HPC) Services. Data used within this publication can be accessed from the Research Data Service – https://library.bath.ac.uk/research-data.

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