Reduction vs. Addition: The Reaction of an Aluminyl Anion with 1,3,5,7‐Cyclooctatetraene

The potassium aluminyl complex K reacts with 1,3,5,7-cyclooctatetraene to give K

Ryan Schwamm

2018

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  • The potassium aluminyl complex K reacts with 1,3,5,7-cyclooctatetraene to give K
  • The COT-ligand is present in the asymmetric unit as a planar μ2-η2:η8-bridge between Al and K, with additional K⋅⋅⋅π-aryl interactions to neighboring molecules that generate a helical chain
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