Synthesis and structure of pentaorganostannate having five carbon substituents

Masaichi Saito, Sanae Imaizumi, Tomoyuki Tajima, Kazuya Ishimura, Shigeru Nagase

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The reaction of spirostannabifluorene with methyllithium gave lithium pentaorganostannate, which is an intermediate of the transmetalation reaction on the tin atom and the first example of a stable pentaorganostannate having five carbon substituents. The X-ray structural analysis reveals its slightly distorted trigonal bipyramidal structure, the apical bonds of which have a considerable s character. The unique structure of the lithium pentaorganostannate is also discussed by the aid of theoretical calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10974-10975
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - Sept 12 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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