New supramolecular architectures based on polyfunctional organotin tetrazoles: Synthesis and characterisation of phenylene-bridged bis(organotin tetrazoles)

Michael Hill, Mary F. Mahon, John McGinley, Kieran C. Molloy

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Seven bis(organostannyltetrazoles), R3SnN4C-X-CN4SnR3 (R = Et, Bu or Pri; X = 1,2-, 1,3- or 1,4-C6H4), have been synthesised by a cycloaddition reaction involving SnR3N3 and NC-X-CN. All of the products formed incorporate a trans-N2SnC3 stereochemistry about tin, though the co-ordination mode of the tetrazole has been found to vary in the combinations of ligating nitrogen atoms used. The crystal structure of 1,3-(2-Bu3SnN4C)2C6H 4·2MeOH showed that the preferred co-ordination site for tin on the tetrazole is the less-hindered N2 position. The crystal structures of 1,2-(2-Et3SnN4C)2C6H4 and 1,2-(2-Bu3SnN4C)2C6H4, respectively showed that these compounds are either two- or three-dimensional supramolecular arrays, the arrangements of which are dictated by the organic groups on tin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)835-845
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society - Dalton Transactions
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 1996

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