Synthesis, structure and reaction chemistry of a nucleophilic aluminyl anion

Synthesis, structure and reaction chemistry of a nucleophilic aluminyl anion

Synthesis, structure and reaction chemistry of a nucleophilic aluminyl anion, Published online: 16 April 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0037-y

An aluminium compound is synthesized in which the aluminium is formally anionic; reactions with various substrates suggest that this compound acts as the nucleophilic partner in both metal–carbon and metal–metal bond-forming reactions.

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