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Some tetrahydroborate derivatives of aluminium: crystal structures ofdimethylaluminium tetrahydroborate and the α and β phases ofaluminium tris(tetrahydroborate) at low temperature
The structures of several aluminium tetrahydroborates have been investigated, primarily by X-ray diffraction of single crystals at low temperatures. The structure of dimethylaluminiumExpand
The Group 13 Metals Aluminium, Gallium, Indium and Thallium: Chemical Patterns and Peculiarities
The last two decades have seen a renaissance in interest in the chemistry of the main group elements. In particular research on the metals of group 13 (aluminium, gallium, indium and thallium) hasExpand
A stable two-coordinate acyclic silylene.
Simple two-coordinate acyclic silylene species, SiR(2), can be synthesized which is stable in the solid state up to 130 °C and undergoes facile oxidative addition reactions with dihydrogen and with alkyl C-H bonds, thus demonstrating fundamental modes of reactivity more characteristic of transition metal systems. Expand
Hydrides of the main-group metals: new variations on an old theme.
Enabling and Probing Oxidative Addition and Reductive Elimination at a Group 14 Metal Center: Cleavage and Functionalization of E-H Bonds by a Bis(boryl)stannylene.
By employing strongly σ-donating boryl ancillary ligands, the oxidative addition of H2 to a single site Sn(II) system has been achieved for the first time, generating (boryl)2SnH2. Similar chemistryExpand
Stabilization of a two-coordinate, acyclic diaminosilylene (ADASi): completion of the series of isolable diaminotetrylenes, :E(NR(2))(2) (E = group 14 element).
An extremely bulky boryl-amide ligand has been utilised in the preparation of the first isolable, two-coordinate acyclic diaminosilylene (ADASi), shown to have a frontier orbital energy separation, and presumed level of reactivity, intermediate between those of the two classes of previously reported isolable two- coordinate, acYclic silylenes. Expand
A Systematic Study of Structure and E-H Bond Activation Chemistry by Sterically Encumbered Germylene Complexes.
The results of these reactivity studies imply that the use of the very strongly σ-donating boryl or silyl substituents is an effective strategy for rendering metallylene complexes competent for E-H bond activation. Expand
Half-sandwich group 8 borylene complexes: synthetic and structural studies and oxygen atom abstraction chemistry
Cationic terminal borylene complexes, synthesized by halide abstraction, offer a versatile platform on which to gauge the effects on the electronic structure of the metal−ligand bond brought about byExpand
Intramolecular base-stabilised adducts of main group halides
The coordination chemistry of alkoxo and amido ligands bearing pendant nitrogen or sulfur donors has been developed to include examples of main group complexes. The structural implications of amidoExpand