Disproportionation reactions within the series of coordinated monoorganostannanes

D. V. Airapetyan, V. S. Petrosyan, S. V. Gruener, K. V. Zaitsev, D. E. Arkhipov, A. A. Korlyukov

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Interaction of monoorganotin trichlorides (RSnCl3, R = Ph, Vin, All, Bn and c-Pr) with O-TMS-amides of 2-hydroxycarboxylic acids afforded a number of mononuclear and binuclear organotin complexes (2a-j). These organotin complexes disproportionate into diorganostannanes and inorganic coordination compounds containing two O,O-chelated ligands (3a-c). All the complexes were characterized by multinuclear NMR spectroscopy in solution and X-ray diffraction in crystalline state (2a, 2b, 2j, 3b, 3c). It was found that disproportionation reaction proceeded only for very well dissolved substances in concentrated solutions upon heating. The tendency for disproportionation depends on the nature of a substituent and decreases as follow: Vin ≈ Allyl > Bn > Ph ≈ c-Pr >> Alk. It is believed that the key step of the mechanism of disproportion reaction is a ligand exchange, which is possible only in the case of binuclear complexes acting as intermediate compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-248
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - Aug 13 2013


  • Sn NMR spectroscopy
  • Coordinated monoorganostannanes
  • Disproportionation reactions
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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