Lewis base stabilized lithium TMP-aluminates: an unexpected fragmentation and capture reaction involving cyclic ether 1,4-dioxane

R.E. Mulvey, A.R. Kennedy, J. Klett, E. Hevia, Joaquin Garcia Alvarez

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Three Lewis base variations of the synthetically useful aluminate [L?Li(TMP)(iBu)Al(iBu)2], where L is TMPH, Et3N or PhC(LO)NiPr2, are reported, together with the reaction of the benzamide complex with 1,4-dioxane, which surprisingly leads to fragmentation of the cyclic ether and capture of its alkoxy vinyl ether residue within a novel dilithium dialuminium hexaalkyl aggregate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2402-2404
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications (London)
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007



  • Lewis base aluminate
  • TMP aluminate
  • 4-dioxane
  • benzamide complex

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