Accession Number : ADA183651

Title :   Synthesis and Characterization of Neopentylaluminum Compounds.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Beachley,O T , Jr ; Victoriano,L

PDF Url : ADA183651

Report Date : 05 Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The series of neopentylaluminum compounds, Al(CH2CMe3)3, Al(CH2CMe3)2H, Al(CH2CMe3)2Br, (MeCCH2)2AlPPh2 and (Me3CCH2)2AlN(Me)H, have been prepared by reactions typical in organoaluminum chemistry and characterized by elemental and/or group analysis, cryoscopic molecular weight measurements in benzene solution and infrared and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopic data. All compounds in this series, except Al(CH2CMe3)3, are associated in benzene solution. Even though the neopentyl group is considered a bulky ligand with significant steric effects, the Lewis acidity of Al(CH2CMe3)3 has been established by the formation and characterization of adducts, LiAl(CH2CMe3)4, (MeCCH23Al-PPh2H and (Me3CCH2)3Al-N(Me)H2. However, since Al(CH2Me3)3 is monomeric in benzene solution, the factors influencing the degree of association of organoaluminum compounds are discussed. The crystalline hydride Al(CH2CMe3)2H has been prepared from Al(CH2Me3)3 and LiAlH4. The other product was LiH rather than LiAl(CH2Me3)H3. These observations of products are unusual in organoaluminum chemistry. Keywords: Aluminum compounds, Organoaluminum compounds; Neopentylaluminum compounds, Aluminum hydride, Aluminum amide.

Descriptors :   *ALUMINUM COMPOUNDS, *ORGANOMETALLIC COMPOUNDS, ETHYL RADICALS, PHENYL RADICALS, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY), ALUMINUM, AMIDES, CRYOGENICS, MEASUREMENT, MOLECULAR WEIGHT, BENZENE, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL)

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE