Synthesis and characterization of N-[2-P(i-Pr)2-4-methylphenyl]2- (PNP) pincer tin(IV) and tin(II) complexes.

Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Universität Tübingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 18, D-72076 Tübingen, Germany.
Inorganic Chemistry (Impact Factor: 4.79). 04/2012; 51(10):5787-94. DOI: 10.1021/ic300324s
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT N-[2-P(i-Pr)(2)-4-methylphenyl](2)(-) (PNP) pincer complexes of tin(IV) and tin(II), [(PNP)SnCl(3)] (2) and [(PNP)SnN(SiMe(3))(2)] (3), respectively, were prepared and characterized by X-ray diffraction, solution and solid state NMR spectroscopy, and (119)Sn Mössbauer spectroscopy. Furthermore, (119)Sn cross polarization magic angle spinning NMR spectroscopic data of [Sn(NMe(2))(2)](2) are reported. Compound 2 is surprisingly stable toward air, but attempts to substitute chloride ligands caused decomposition.

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