Received 20 April 2011
The SnIV atom in the three independent molecules of the title compound, [Sn(C7H6Cl)2(C9H6NO)Cl], is N,O-chelated by the quinolin-8-olate anion and exists in a cis-C2SnNOCl trigonal-bipyramidal geometry; the O atom of the anion and the two benzyl C atoms lie in the equatorial plane.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2009); cell refinement: SAINT; data reduction: SAINT (Bruker, 2009); 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: BT5528 ).
We thank the University of Malaya (grant No. RG020/09AFR) for supporting this study.
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