The title compound, (C14H16N)[Sn(C6H5)3(C2O2)], was synthesised by allowing C2O4(Bz2NH2)2 (Bz = benzyl) to react with SnPh3Cl. The asymmetric unit is built up by four SnPh3C2O4 anions and four Bz2NH2 cations which are related by a pseudo-inversion centre. Each SnIV cation is five-coordinated by the three phenyl groups and two O atoms belonging to the chelating oxalate ligand; the coordination geometry is that of a distorted trigonal bipyramid. Anions and cations are linked through N-H...O hydrogen bonds into a layer structure parallel to (001). Moreover, the anion-cation pairs are associated by two bifurcated N-H...O hydrogen bonds, generating pseudo-dimers. One of the phenyl groups of one anion is disordered over two sets of sites in a 0.69:0.31 ratio. The Flack parameter value of 0.44 (1) indicates racemic twinning.
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section E-Structure Reports Online|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Jun 2012|