Aluminepin: Aluminum analogues of borepin and gallepin

Kengo Yoshida, Taniyuki Furuyama, Chao Wang, Atsuya Muranaka, Daisuke Hashizume, Shuji Yasuike, Masanobu Uchiyama

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We report synthesis of dibenzoaluminepin as the first aluminepin, an aluminum analogue of borepin and gallepin. This compound contains one molecule of ethereal solvent on the Al atom, which adopts a tetrahedral geometry. The central 7-membered aluminepin ring has a boatlike conformation and was characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, 1H/ 13C NMR, and DFT studies. In addition, NICS, NBO, and theoretical calculations provide insight into the nature of the bonding and aromaticity of aluminepins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)729-732
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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