Received 22 July 2008
The Sn atom in the title compound, [Sn(C4H9)2(C7H5O3)2], is chelated by the carboxylate groups of 2-hydroxybenzoate liagnds, and exists in a six-coordinate skew-trapezoidal bipyramidal coordination geometry [C-Sn-C = 140.1 (3)°].
For the monoclinic modification, see: Narula et al. (1992). For a review of the structural chemistry of organotin carboxylates, see: Tiekink (1991, 1994). For a discussion of skew-trapezoidal bipyramidal diorganotin bis(chelates), see: Ng et al. (1987).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2007); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2007); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: X-SEED (Barbour, 2001); software used to prepare material for publication: publCIF (Westrip, 2008).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: TK2286 ).
We thank the University of Malaya for funding this study (SF022/2007 A, FS339/2008 A) and also for the purchase of the diffractometer.
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