Coordination complexes of tin(iv) chloride with unidentate nitrogen bases

Warren A. Grigsby, Travis S. Morien, Colin L. Raston, Brian W. Skelton, Allan H. White

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A single crystal X-ray study shows the product of reaction between quinuclidine, 'qn', and tin(IV) chloride in toluene solution to be, unusually, a five-coordinate neutral complex [qnSnCl4]. Sn-N is 2.282(5) Å in an axial site of a trigonal bipyramidal array, trans to an Sn - Cl bond 2.367(2) with Sn - Cl (equatorial) 2.323(2)-2.333(2) Å. With 1,4-pyrazine, 'pz', as adumbrated by earlier spectroscopic work, a 1 : 2 (centra-symmetric) adduct, trans-[pz2SnCl4] is obtained (rather than a pyrazine bridged polymer) [Sn-N 2.246(1), Sn-Cl 2.3883(4), 2.3980(4) Å].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-508
Number of pages2
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2004
Externally publishedYes


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