π-Complexes of alkenes to trivalent aluminum

Jean Chey, Hyoun Sook Choe, Yuh Min Chook, Elke Jensen, Pamela R. Seida, Michelle Miller Francl

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Abstract

The structures of simple π-complexes of aluminum alkyls and aluminum alkyl halides were explored with use of ab initio molecular orbital theory. Such structures have been proposed as either intermediates or transition structures in mechanisms for oligomerization of ethylene, carbalumination, and hydroalumination. Complexes of AlR3-nCln (R = H, CH3) with ethylene and propene were found to be stable intermediates, not transition structures. The energies of binding have been estimated by using post-Hartree-Fock techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2430-2436
Number of pages7
JournalOrganometallics
Volume9
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1990

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  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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Chey, J., Choe, H. S., Chook, Y. M., Jensen, E., Seida, P. R., & Francl, M. M. (1990). π-Complexes of alkenes to trivalent aluminum. Organometallics, 9(9), 2430-2436.