The combination of 5-phenyl-1-H-tetrazole (let) with AlR3 in stoichiometries of 1-3 leads to the compounds [(tet)AlR2]n R=Me (1), Et (2), iBu (3), [(tet)2AlMe]n (4), and [(tet)3Al]n (5). The addition of pyridine to 1 leads to a soluble compound with the formulation, [(tet)AlMe2-pyridine]n (6). Likewise the addition of AlMe3 to 1 and 4 leads to the products [(tet)AlMe2-AlMe3]2 (7) and [(tet)2AlMe-AlMe3]n (8). The compounds were characterized by standard techniques and, in the case of 7 by X-ray crystallography. Compounds 1, 4 and 5 were examined (unsuccessfully) as potential unimolecular precursors to aluminum nitride.
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