Step-wise nucleophilic substitution of bis(cyclopentadienyl)-tin(II); Synthesis and structural characterisation of [{Sn(η3-C5H5)[μ-N=C(NMe 2)2]}2] and [{Sn[S(CH2)3SC(R)][μ-N=C(NMe2) 2]}2] (R = H or SiMe3)

Andrew J. Edwards, Michael A. Paver, Paul R. Raithby, Moira Ann Rennie, Christopher A. Russell, Dominic S. Wright

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Nucleophilic substitution of Sn(C5H5)2 with LiN=C(NMe2)2 led to the monosubstitution of only one C5H5 ligand yielding dimeric [{Sn(η3-C5H5)[μ-N=C(NMe 2)2]}2] in which the remaining C5H5 group can be further substituted by reactions with lithiated 1,3-dithianes to give the dimeric mixed-ligand imino-1,3-dithiane complexes [{Sn[S(CH2)3SC(R)][μ-N=C(NMe2) 2]}2] (R = H or SiMe3).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1587-1591
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995

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