An indenide-tethered N-heterocyclic stannylene

Tobias Bischof, Kieren Evans, Mairi Haddow, Stephen M. Mansell

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The structure of (μ-1κN:2(η2),κ2 N,N′-(2-{[2,6-bis(propan-2-yl)phenyl]azanidyl}ethyl)[2-(1H-inden-1-yl)ethyl]azanido)(1,4,7,10,13,16-hexaoxacyclooctadecane-1κ6O)lithiumtin, [LiSn(C8H16O4)(C25H31N2)], at 100K has monoclinic (P21/n) symmetry. Analysis of the coordination of the Sn to the indenyl ring shows that the Sn interacts in an η fashion. A database survey showed that whilst this coordination mode is unusual for Ge and Pb compounds, Sn displays a wider range of coordination modes to cyclopentadienyl ligands and their derivatives.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-256
Number of pages13
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications
Issue numberPart 2
Early online date21 Jan 2020
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020


  • crystal structure
  • indenyl donor group Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Daphne Jackson Trust
  • stannylene
  • η-2 coordination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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