Synthesis and characterization of organotin Schiff base chelates

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The synthesis and characterization of five organotin compounds containing Salophen(tBu) [Salophen(tBu)=N,N′-phenylene-bis(3,5- di-tert-butylsalicylideneimine)], Salomphen(tBu) [Salomphen( tBu)=N,N′-(4,5-dimethyl)phenylene-bis(3,5-di-tert- butylsalicylideneimine)] and Phensal(tBu) [Phensal( tBu)=3,5-di-tert-butylsalicylidene(1-aminophenylene-2-amine)] ligands is described. These compounds include the monomeric complexes LSnCl 2 (where L=Salophen(tBu), L=Salomphen(tBu)), L(nBu)SnCl (where L=Salophen(tBu), Salomphen( tBu)), L(nBu)SnCl2 (where L=Phensal( tBu)). Spectroscopic techniques including 119Sn NMR and X-ray crystallography were used in the characterization of the compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-131
Number of pages8
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 15 2002

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Science Foundation NSF-CAREER award (CHE 9816155). NMR instruments used in this research were obtained with funds from the crif program of the National Science Foundation (CHE 997841) and from the Research Challenge Trust Fund of the University of Kentucky.


  • Salen
  • Schiff base
  • Sn NMR
  • Tetradentate ligand
  • Tin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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