Received 16 August 2010
The Sn atom in the title compound, [Sn(C6H5)3(C8H16NS2)], is pentacoordinated by two S atoms, derived from an asymmetrically coordinating dithiocarbamate ligand, and three ipso-C atoms. The coordination geometry is intermediate between square-pyramidal and trigonal-bipyramidal, with a leaning towards the latter. The presence of close intramolecular C-HS contacts preclude the S atoms from forming significant intermolecular interactions. Rather, molecules are consolidated in the crystal structure by C-H interactions.
For a review of the applications and structural chemistry of tin dithiocarbamates, see: Tiekink (2008). For a related organotin structure having the same dithiocarbamate ligand, see: Abdul Muthalib et al. (2010). For additional structural analysis, see: Addison et al. (1984).
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2002); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2002); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008) and PLATON (Spek, 2009); molecular graphics: ORTEP-3 (Farrugia, 1997) and DIAMOND (Brandenburg, 2006); software used to prepare material for publication: publCIF (Westrip, 2010).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: HG2701 ).
We thank UKM (UKM-GUP-NBT-08-27-111 and UKM-ST-06-FRGS0092-2010) and the University of Malaya for supporting this study.
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