Received 5 February 2011
The cation and the anion in the title salt, (C6H16N)[SnCl4(C6H4NO2)], are linked by an N-HO hydrogen bond. The SnIV atom in the stannate anion is chelated by the pyridine-2-carboxylate group and exists in a cis-SnCl4NO octahedral geometry. The cation is disordered over two positions in a 0.564 (1):0.436 (1) ratio.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2009); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2009); 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, 2010).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: SI2335 ).
We thank the University of Malaya for supporting this study.
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