Two Types of Intramolecular Addition of an Al−N Multiple-Bonded Monomer LAlNAr‘ Arising from the Reaction of LAl with N3Ar‘ (L = HC[(CMe)(NAr)]2, Ar‘ = 2,6-Ar2C6H3, Ar = 2,6-iPr2C6H3)

The reaction of β-diketiminated aluminum(I) monomer LAl with a large bulky azide N3Ar‘ (L = HC(CMeNAr)2, Ar‘ = 2,6-Ar2C6H3, Ar = 2,6-iPr2C6H3) in the temperature range from −78 °C to room temperature affords two different isomers 2 and 3, which have been characterized by spectroscopic and X-ray structural analyses, as well as elemental analysis. The variable-temperature 1H NMR kinetic studies of this reaction indicate the existence of the monomer LAlNAr‘ (1) at low temperature and the thermal stability of the compounds increases in the order of 1 < 2 < 3.