Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1991, 56, 1908-1915

IR and 13C, 17O, and 119Sn NMR spectra of some bis(1-butyl)tin(IV) carboxylates of dicarboxylic acids

Jaroslav Holečeka, Antonín Lyčkab, Milan Nádvorníka and Karel Handlířa

a Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology, 532 10 Pardubice
b Research Institute of Organic Syntheses, 532 18 Pardubice-Rybitví


Infrared spectroscopy and multinuclear (13C, 17O, and 119Sn NMR spectroscopy have been used to study the structure of bis(1-butyl)tin(IV) carboxylates of dicarboxylic acids (1-C4H9)2. Sn(X(COO)2), where X = (CH2)n (n = 0-8), CH=CH (cis and trans) and C6H4 (ortho and para).The crystalline compounds are formed by linear or cyclic oligomers or polymers whose basic building units represent a grouping composed of the central tin atom substituted by two 1-butyl groups and coordinated with both oxygen atoms of two anisobidentate carboxylic groups derived from different molecules of a dicarboxylic acid. The environment of the tin atom has a shape of a trapezoidal bipyramid. When dissolvet in non-coordinating solvents, the compounds retain the oligomeric character with unchanged structure of environment of the central tin atom. In the media of coordinating solvents the bis(1-butyl)tin(IV) carboxylates of dicarboxylic acids form complexes whose central hexacoordinated tin atom binds two molecules of the solvent trough their donor atoms. Carboxylic groups form monodenate linkages in these complexes.