The synthesis and structure of [Sn(NMe2)3Li]; An unsolvated polymeric tris(amido)stannate

Michael A. Beswick, Sara J. Kidd, Paul R. Raithby, Dominic S. Wright

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The reaction of Sn(NMe2)2 with LiNMe2 (1:1 equiv.) gives [Sn(NMe2)3Li] (1). The complex is the simplest tris(amido)stannate to be structurally characterised and the first in which there is no Lewis base solvation of the alkali metal cation; as a result a polymeric structure is obtained in which the stannate anions are involved in bidentate and monodentate coordination of the Li+ cations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-421
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 1999


  • Crystal structures
  • Polymer
  • Tris(amido)stannate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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