Facile synthesis of Sn4N4 cubanes; syntheses and structures of [Sn(NC6H11)]4 and [Sn(2-NCH2C5H4N)]4

Robert E. Allan, Michael A. Beswick, Andrew J. Edwards, Michael A. Paver, Moira Ann Rennie, Paul R. Raithby, Dominic S. Wright

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The low-temperature reaction of Sn(NMe2)2 with primary amines (NH2R) (1:1 equivalents) is a general route by which imido tin(II) cubanes [Sn(NR)]4 can be prepared. It has been exemplified by the direct reactions of the relatively non-acidic primary amines NH2(C6H11) and 2-H2NCH2C5H4N, producing the cubanes [Sn(NC6H11)]4 1 and [Sn(2-NCH2C5H4N)]4 2. The structures of both complexes have been established by X-ray crystallography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1991-1994
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 1995

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