Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Triorganotin(IV) Derivatives with 2,2′-Thiodiglycolic Acid and 3,3′-Thiodipropionic Acid

  • Chunlin Ma
  • Qi Zhu
  • Rufen Zhang


The synthesis and structural characterization of four novel triorganotin(IV) complexes, {(R3Sn)2[C2H4S(COO)2]} n (R = Me: 1), {(R3Sn)4[C2H4S(COO)2]2} n (R = nBu: 2), {(R3Sn)2[C4H8S(COO)2]} n (R = Me: 3; nBu: 4) were obtained by the reaction of 2,2′-thiodiglycolic acid, 3,3′-thiodipropionic acid and the corresponding R3SnCl (R = Me, nBu) with potassium hydroxide in methanol. All the complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, Fourier transform infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance (1H, 13C, 119Sn) spectroscopies, X-ray crystallography and thermogravimetric analyses. The crystal structures show that 1 has 2D network structure in which 2,2′-thiodiglycolic acid acts as a tetradentate ligand coordinating to the trimethyltin(IV) ions. Complexes 2, 3, and 4 are 3D metal-organic framework structures in which the deprotoned acids act as a tetradentate ligand afforded by four oxygen atoms.


Organotin (IV) Self-assembly 2,2′-Thiodiglycolic acid 3,3′-Thiodipropionic acid Crystal structures Coordination polymers 



The authors thank the National Natural Science Foundation of China (20971096) and Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province (ZR2010BL019) for financial supported.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryLiaocheng UniversityLiaochengPeople’s Republic of China

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