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Reactivity Studies on an Intramolecularly Coordinated Organotin(IV) Carbonate

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posted on 23.06.2014, 00:00 by Barbora Mairychová, Petr Štěpnička, Aleš Ru̇žička, Libor Dostál, Roman Jambor
The reactivity of the intramolecularly coordinated organotin­(IV) carbonate L­(Ph)­Sn­(CO3) (1), where L stands for an N,C,N-chelating ligand, 2,6-(Me2NCH2)2C6H3, was studied. The treatment of 1 with ferrocene-based carboxylic acids RCOOH afforded the organotin­(IV) dicarboxylates LPhSn­(O2CR)2, where R is ferrocenyl (2), 2-ferrocenylethyl (3), and [(1E)-2-ferrocenyl]­ethenyl (4). Surprisingly, compounds 24 are sensitive to moisture and easily hydrolyze with condensation into the corresponding hexameric organotin oxo clusters (PhSnO)6(O2CR)6 (R = ferrocenyl (5), 2-ferrocenylethyl (6), and [(1E)-2-ferrocenyl]­ethenyl (7)) possessing a Sn6O6 drumlike core. On the other hand, treatment of 1 with non-carboxylic acids such as HOTf, H3BO3, H3PO3, and t-BuPO3H2 afforded the triflate salt of a cationic organotin­(IV) hydroxide {[LPh­(H2O)­Sn­(μ-OH)]2}­(OTf)2 (8), stannaboroxine LPhSnB2O3(OH)2 (9), and organotin­(IV) phosphite [L­(Ph)­Sn­(HPO3)]2 (10) and phosphonate {[L­(Ph)­Sn]2(μ-OH2)­(μ-t-BuPO3)2} (11), respectively. Compounds 211 were characterized by elemental analysis and multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, and the molecular structures of compounds 6 and 911 were determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. In addition, compounds 27 bearing redox-active ferrocenyl groups were studied by cyclic voltammetry.

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