Aluminium Trimethyl


IN a recent letter, Burawoy1 remarked that the ethane-like structure ascribed by us2 to the dimeric form of aluminium trimethyl from electron diffraction investigations, and supported by Brockway and Davidson3, is most unlikely. He proposed an alternative.

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    Burawoy, Nature, 155, 269 (1945).

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    Davidson, Hugill Skinner and Sutton, Trans. Faraday Soc., 36, 1212 (1940).

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    Brockway and Davidson, J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 63, 3287 (1941).

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    Bell and Longuet-Higgins, Proc. Roy. Soc, A, 183, 357 (1945).

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SKINNER, H., SUTTON, L. Aluminium Trimethyl. Nature 156, 601–602 (1945).

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