Next Article in Journal
Adding to the Family of Copper Complexes Featuring Borohydride Ligands Based on 2-Mercaptopyridyl Units
Next Article in Special Issue
Characterization and Photophysical Properties of a Luminescent Aluminum Hydride Complex Supported by a β-Diketiminate Ligand
Previous Article in Journal
On the Aqueous Solution Behavior of C-Substituted 3,1,2-Ruthenadicarbadodecaboranes
Open AccessCommunication

NHI- and NHC-Supported Al(III) Hydrides for Amine–Borane Dehydrocoupling Catalysis

1
WACKER-Institute of Silicon Chemistry and Catalysis Research Center, Technische Universität München, Lichtenbergstraße 4, 85748 Garching bei München, Germany
2
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Gunma University, Kiryu 376-8515, Japan
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Inorganics 2019, 7(8), 92; https://doi.org/10.3390/inorganics7080092
Received: 26 June 2019 / Revised: 11 July 2019 / Accepted: 12 July 2019 / Published: 24 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Organoaluminum Compounds)
The catalytic dehydrocoupling of amine–boranes has recently received a great deal of attention due to its potential in hydrogen storage applications. The use of aluminum catalysts for this transformation would provide an additional cost-effective and sustainable approach towards the hydrogen economy. Herein, we report the use of both N-heterocyclic imine (NHI)- and carbene (NHC)-supported Al(III) hydrides and their role in the catalytic dehydrocoupling of Me2NHBH3. Differences in the σ-donating ability of the ligand class resulted in a more stable catalyst for NHI-Al(III) hydrides, whereas a deactivation pathway was found in the case of NHC-Al(III) hydrides. View Full-Text
Keywords: aluminum; amine–borane; dehydrocoupling; homogeneous catalysis; N-heterocyclic carbenes; N-heterocyclic imines aluminum; amine–borane; dehydrocoupling; homogeneous catalysis; N-heterocyclic carbenes; N-heterocyclic imines
Show Figures

Graphical abstract

MDPI and ACS Style

Weetman, C.; Ito, N.; Unno, M.; Hanusch, F.; Inoue, S. NHI- and NHC-Supported Al(III) Hydrides for Amine–Borane Dehydrocoupling Catalysis. Inorganics 2019, 7, 92.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map

1
Back to TopTop