Mono- and Bimetallic Aluminum Alkyl, Alkoxide, Halide and Hydride Complexes of a Bulky Conjugated Bis-Guanidinate(CBG) Ligand and Aluminum Alkyls as Precatalysts for Carbonyl Hydroboration.

Author(s) Peddarao, T.; Sarkar, N.; Nembenna, S.
Journal Inorg Chem
Date Published 2020 Apr 06

Tetra-aryl-substituted symmetrical conjugated bis-guanidine (CBG) ligands such as L (3H) [L(3H) = {(ArHN)(ArHN)C═N-C═NAr(NHAr)}; Ar = 2,6-Me-CH (L(3H)), 2,6-Et-CH (L(3H)), and 2,6-Pr-CH (L(3H))] have been employed to synthesize a series of four- and six-membered aluminum heterocycles (-) for the first time. Generally, aluminum complexes bearing ,'- chelated guanidinate and β-diketiminate/dipyrromethene ligand systems form four- and six-membered heterocycles, respectively. However, the conjugated bis-guanidine ligand has the capability of forming both four- and six-membered heterocycles possessing multimetal centers within the same molecule; this is due to the presence of three acidic protons, which can be easily deprotonated (at least two protons) upon treatment with metal reagents. Both mono- and dinuclear aluminum alkyls and mononuclear aluminum alkoxide, halide, and hydride complexes have been structurally characterized. Further, we have demonstrated the potential of mononuclear, six-membered CBG aluminum dialkyls in catalytic hydroboration of a broad range of aldehydes and ketones with pinacolborane (HBpin).

DOI 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b03778
ISSN 1520-510X
Citation Inorg Chem. 2020;59(7):46934702.

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