Studies of distannylated-1,2-dithiolato compounds: Synthesis of 4,5-bis[(triorganostannylmethyl)thiolato]-1,3-dithiole-2-thiones, (R3SnCH2)(2)(dmit), and 4,5-bis[(triorganostannylmethyl)thiolato]-1,3-dithiole-2-ones, (R3SnCH2)(2)(dmio) - Crystal structures of (Ph3SnCH2)(2)(dmit) and (Ph3SnCH2)(2)(dmio)

Thomas C. Baddeley, Jairo Bordinhão, Nadia M. Comerlato, Laila de Castro Cortás, Glaucio B. Ferreira, R. Alan Howie, James L. Wardell

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The syntheses of 4,5-bis[(triorganostannylmethyl)thiolato]-1,3-dithiole-2-thione, (R3SnCH2)(2)(dmit) (5: R = Ph; 7: R-3 = MePh2; 8: R = Bu) and 4,5-bis[(triorganostannylmethyl)thiolato]-1,3-dithiole-2-one (6: Ph3SnCH2)(2)(dmio)], from the appropriate R3SnCH2I and [NEt4](2)[Zn(dmit)(2)] or [NEt4](2)[Zn(dmio)(2)] are reported. Characterisation of 5-8 were generally achieved by NMR and IR spectra and additionally for 5 and 6 by X-ray crystallography and mass spectrometry. Solution NMR data indicated four coordinate tin species, while the single crystal structure determinations for 5 and 6 indicated distorted tetrahedral geometries around the tin atoms with only very weak intermolecular interactions present, but none involve the tin atoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5583-5588
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number25
Early online date20 Sep 2007
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007


  • 4,5-dimercapto-1,3-dithiole-2-thione
  • 4,5-dimercapto-1,3-dithiole-2-one
  • organotin compounds
  • X-ray crystallography

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