Aluminium Amidinate and Carboxylate Formation via Insertion of E=C=E Bonds

Stephanie Urwin*, Gary Nichol, Michael J Cowley*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract / Description of output

Selective insertion of dicyclohexylcarbodiimide or dicyclohexylcarbodiimide into the Al-Cp* bond of a 1,4-dialuminacyclohexadine derivative results in unusual amidinate ligands with a 1,2,3,4,5-pentamethyl cyclopentadiene backbone whilst retaining the central Al2C4 functionality. An analogous reaction with carbon dioxide gives a molecular metal carboxylate, the formation of which is supported by 1H NMR and IR spectroscopy and high resolution mass spectrometry.
Original languageEnglish
Early online date20 Jul 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Jul 2021


Dive into the research topics of 'Aluminium Amidinate and Carboxylate Formation via Insertion of E=C=E Bonds'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this