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A [HN(BHNH)2]2– Dianion, Isoelectronic with a β‑Diketiminate

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posted on 02.08.2017, 16:51 by Robert J. Less, Schirin Hanf, Raúl García-Rodríguez, Andrew D. Bond, Dominic S. Wright
The 1:2 reaction of the Al­(III) β-diketiminate dihydride [{DMPnacnac}­AlH2] (DMPnacnac = HC­{C­(Me)­N­(2,6-Me2-C6H3)}2) (1) with ammonia–borane (NH3BH3) gives the new complex [{DMPnacnac}­Al­{NHBH)2NH}] (3), whose [HN­(BHNH)2]2– dianion is isoelectronic with β-diketiminate anions.