Received 8 January 2011
In the reaction of 8-hydroxyquinoline, 2-methyl-8-hydroxyquinoline and stannic chloride, the 2-methyl-8-hydroxyquinoline is protonated, yielding the disolvated title salt, (C10H10NO)[SnCl4(C9H6NO)]·2CH3OH. The SnIV atom in the anion is N,O-chelated by the hydroxyquinolinate in a cis-SnNOCl4 octahedral geometry. In the crystal, the cation, anion and solvent molecules are linked by N-HO, O-HO and O-HCl hydrogen bonds, generating a three-dimensional network.
Data collection: CrysAlis PRO (Agilent Technologies, 2010); cell refinement: CrysAlis PRO; data reduction: CrysAlis PRO; 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, 2010).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: SI2328 ).
We thank Shahid Beheshti University and the University of Malaya for supporting this study.
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