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Article info. : 2006; 3(4) (pp 323~326)


Synthesis, Characterization and Crystal Structure of Bis(acetylacetonato)dichlorotin(IV)

S. Shahzadia, S. Alia,* and G.-X. Jinb

aDepartment of Chemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad-45320, Pakistan
bDepartment of Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai-200433, P.R.. China

(Received 16 April 2006, Accepted 24 July 2006)

The compound bis(acetylacetonato)dichlorotin(IV) [Sn(acac)2Cl2] forms a distorted octahedral structure involving both oxygen atoms of the acetylacetone group. The two chlorides occupy the cis position, with Sn-Cl distances of Sn1-Cl1 = 2.380(2) , Sn1-O1 = 2.043(2) and Sn1-O2 = 2.093(2) . We report here a new and simple method for the synthesis of Sn(acac)2Cl2, its spectroscopic characterization and, for the first time, we report its crystal structure.

Keywords: Tin(IV) chloride, Acetylacetonate, Distorted octahedral structure, X-ray structure


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