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A New Structural Form of Tin in a Double O-Capped Cluster

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posted on 2003-02-07, 00:00 authored by Vadapalli Chandrasekhar, Viswanathan Baskar, Jagadese J. Vittal
A novel hexameric organooxotin cage [{(n-BuSn)3(PhO)3O}2{HPO3}4] 1 has been assembled by the reaction of [n-BuSnO(OH)] with (PhO)2P(O)H. The structure of 1 consists of two O-capped Sn3 clusters that are attached to each other by four bridging tripodal [HPO3]2- ligands.