Molecular structure, supramolecular association and anion sensing by chlorodiorganotin(IV) methylferrocenyldithiocarbamates

Reena Yadav, Mahendra Kumar Awasthi, Amita Singh, Gabriele Kociok-Köhn, Manoj Trivedi, Rajendra Prasad, Mohammad Shahid, Abhinav Kumar

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Three new chlorodiorganotin(IV) methylferrocenyl dithiocarbamate complexes viz. [(FcCH2)(CH2CH2OH)NCS2SnMe2(Cl)] (1), [(FcCH2)(CH2CH2OH)NCS2SnnBu2(Cl)] (2) and [(FcCH2)(CH2CH2OH)NCS2SnPh2(Cl)] (3) have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, IR, UV-Vis, 1H, 13C and 119Sn NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography. The crystal structure of 1 indicates that the coordination geometries around the tin(IV) center is intermediate between ideal trigonal-bipyramidal and square pyramidal coordination polyhedra bonded through two sulfur atoms of the dithiocarbamate ligand in an isobidentate mode, two CH3 groups and one chlorine atom. Since, in 2 and 3 only alkyl and aryl fragments have been changed we infer that both 2 and 3 would also have the same behaviors in the solution state as observed in 1. Ionic interactions abilities of 1–3 are examined in acetonitrile through UV-vis absorption spectroscopy which offers reasonably good selectivity and sensitivity towards the detection of the acetate ion. Compounds 1–3 exhibit a bathochromic shift with the acetate ion with a moderate association constant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-203
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2017


  • Sn
  • Anion sensing
  • Organotin(IV)
  • Weak interaction
  • X-ray crystallography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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