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Paper published in Inorg. Chimica Acta

Oxidative Halogenation of Sn(II)heteroaryl alkenolates: Formation of Unusual trans-Dihalo Sn(IV) Complexes

Lisa Czympiel, Jean-Marius Lekeu, Corinna Hegemann, Sanjay Mathur



A series of novel tin(IV)-heteroaryl alkenolates of the general formula [Sn(DMOTFP)2X2] (3 - 6, X = F, Cl, Br, I) were prepared by direct oxidative halogenation of the corresponding tin(II) derivative [SnII(DMOTFP)2] (2) and by cleavage of the carbon-tin bonds in diphenyltin dichloride [Ph2SnCl2] by (4,5-dimethyloxazolyl)-1,1,1-trifluoropropen-2-ol, (H-DMOTFP, 1) with a subsequent halide exchange reaction. The molecular structures elucidated in solution (multi-nuclear NMR spectroscopy) and by single crystal X-ray diffraction confirmed the six-fold coordination of the tin(IV) centre with a distorted octahedral arrangement of ligands. An unusual centrosymmetric octahedral trans-dihalo configuration was found for the compounds [SnIV(DMOTFP)2X2] (X = Cl, Br, I), while the compound [Sn(DMOTFP)2F2] adopted a cis-dihalide configuration.


Inorg. Chimica Acta 2016, in Press.

DOI: Opens external link in new window10.1016/j.ica.2016.10.023