Organoaluminium compounds. XIV. Evidence for association through unlike bridging groups
EA Jeffery, T Mole and JK Saunders
Australian Journal of Chemistry
21(3) 649 - 657
Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy has revealed the formation of Me2AlXYAlMe2 from Me2AIX2Me2 and Me2AlY2AlMe2, where X and Y are bridging groups. In the cases studied, X = Cl, Y = Me, Br, or PhCC; X = Br, Y = Ph, PhCC, or OPr1; and X = PhCC, Y = Opr1. The position of equilibrium varies widely from one case to another. Formation of Me2AlXYAlMe2 is rapid except when dimethylaluminium isopropoxide is one of the reactants. The variation with temperature of the spectra of methylaluminium sesquibromide, methylaluminium sesquichloride, and mixtures of the latter with dimethylaluminium chloride has been examined and interpreted in terms of facile dissociation of the double halogeno bridge with a low probability of reassociation by way of methyl bridges.
Full text doi:10.1071/CH9680649
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