A molecular aluminium fulleride

Samuel Lawrence, Tobias Rüffer, Andreas Stasch*, Robert Kretschmer*

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Abstract

The reaction of alumylene [(Dippnacnac)Al] (1) with C60 fashions the first example of a structurally characterised aluminium-fulleride complex, [{(Dippnacnac)Al}3C60] (2), in which the Al centres are covalently bound to significantly elongated 6:6 bonds. Hydrolysis of 2 yields C60H6 and the reaction of 2 with [{Mesnacnac)Mg}2] cleaved the Al fragments by affording the fulleride [{Mesnacnac)Mg}6C60].
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7923-7926
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume59
Issue number51
Early online date6 Jun 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2023

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