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TitleTitanium amino alcohol complexes from : α-Titanic acid: X-ray crystal structure of titanium Bis[2,2′-(methylimino)diethanolate]
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsKemmitt, T., Al-Salim N.I., Gainsford G.J., and Henderson W.
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Pagination915 - 919
Date Published1999
ISSN00049425 (ISSN)
AbstractA method for producing amino alcohol complexes of titanium from hydrated titania (α-titanic acid) is described. Thus hydrated titania was completely converted into triethanolamine and diethanolamine complexes during reaction at 120°C for 6 h. This represents a synthetic method for titanium sol-gel precursors which are free from chlorine-containing impurities. Products were characterized with assistance from 1H and 13C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and electrospray mass spectrqmetry. A single-crystal X-ray structure of titanium bis[2,2′-(methylimino)ethanolate], tetragonal, space group P42̄1c, is presented. The titanium centre is coordinated by an N2O4 donor set which can be most closely described as a bifacially capped tetrahedral geometry.

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