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Volume 36, Issue 5-6


Synthesis and structural characterization of a dimeric N,N-dimethylformamide solvate of isobutyltin(IV) dichloride hydroxide, [iBuSnCl2(OH)(DMF)]2

Hans Reuter / Fei Ye
Published Online: 2013-08-23 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mgmc-2013-0037


The title compound, isobutyltin(IV) dichloride hydroxide N,N-dimethylformamide solvate {[iBuSnCl2(OH)(DMF)]2}, an accidental side product from the reaction of isobutyltin(IV) trichloride with moisture in N,N-dimethylformamide, exhibits structural features similar to those of the corresponding hydrates of monoorganotin(IV) dihalide hydroxides characterized by a central four-membered rhombic Sn-O ring and tin atoms with a distorted octahedral coordination.

Keywords: crystal structure; organotin compounds; synthesis


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Corresponding author: Hans Reuter, Institut für Chemie neuer Materialien, Universität Osnabrück, D-49069 Osnabrück, Germany, e-mail:

Received: 2013-07-12

Accepted: 2013-07-25

Published Online: 2013-08-23

Published in Print: 2013-12-01

Citation Information: Main Group Metal Chemistry, Volume 36, Issue 5-6, Pages 225–227, ISSN (Online) 2191-0219, ISSN (Print) 0792-1241, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mgmc-2013-0037.

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