Experimental Realisation of Elusive Multiple-Bonded Aluminium Compounds: A New Horizon in Aluminium Chemistry

This review provides an overview of the recent advances in the cutting edge synthetic approaches and the careful ligand design used to obtain aluminium homo- and heterodiatomic multiply bonded complexes

Prasenjit Bag

2018

Scholarcy highlights

  • Alumina is inert with high temperature and electrical resistance which lends its use to a variety of applications
  • SC-XRD structure analysis revealed that the dialuminium entity possesses trans-planar geometry and an Al−Al bond length of 2.3943(16) Å, which is the shortest distance reported for a molecular dialuminium species far
  • This review presents the comprehensive treatment of multiple-bonded aluminium compounds
  • It is clear that the isolation of multiple-bonded compounds containing aluminium is experimentally challenging and intellectually intriguing
  • A lot of long-standing exciting multiple-bonded aluminium compounds such as Al2, Al=E gain deeper insight into aluminium bonding nature, ii) plethora of reactivity towards transition metal free catalysis and stoichiometric activation of small molecules, iii) various potential application aspects in material chemistry, to understand the aggregation process of bulk aluminium chalcogenides from the corresponding molecular species
  • The high abundance of aluminium in the earth’s crust along with their great future

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