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Volume 67 
Part 11 
Pages m1516-m1517  
November 2011  

Received 22 August 2011
Accepted 20 September 2011
Online 12 October 2011

Key indicators
Single-crystal X-ray study
T = 296 K
Mean [sigma](C-C) = 0.004 Å
R = 0.021
wR = 0.058
Data-to-parameter ratio = 37.2
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Bis[2,2'-(2-aminoethylimino)di(ethylammonium)] di-[mu]-sulfido-bis[disulfidostannate(IV)]

aDepartment of Chemistry, Chatham University, 1 Woodland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA, and bDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282, USA
Correspondence e-mail: macneil@chatham.edu

The asymmetric unit of the title compound, (C6H20N4)2[Sn2S6], comprises half of a [Sn2S6]4- anion and a diprotonated tris(2-aminoethyl)amine cation. The anion lies on an inversion center, while the atoms of the cation occupy general positions. An intramolecular N-H...N hydrogen bond is observed in the cation. In the crystal, strong N-H...S hydrogen bonding between the terminal sulfur atoms of the anion and the protonated amine N atoms of the cations result in a three-dimensional network.

Related literature

For synthetic conditions and the structure of the hydrated form of this complex, see: Näther et al. (2003[Näther, C., Scherb, S. & Bensch, W. (2003). Acta Cryst. E59, m280-m282.]). For solvothermal syntheses of compounds with [Sn2S6]4- anions, see: Behrens et al. (2003[Behrens, M., Scherb, S., Näther, C. & Bensch, W. (2003). Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 629, 1367-1373.]); Jia et al. (2005[Jia, D. X., Dai, J., Zhu, Q. Y., Lu, W. & Guo, W. J. (2005). Chin. J. Struct. Chem. 24, 1157-1163.]); Jiang et al. (1998a[Jiang, T., Lough, A., Ozin, G. A. & Bedard, R. L. (1998a). J. Mater. Chem. 8, 733-741.]); Li et al. (1997[Li, J., Marler, B., Kessler, H., Soulard, M. & Kallus, S. (1997). Inorg. Chem. 36, 4697-4701.]). For other thiostannate anions, see: Jiang et al. (1998b[Jiang, T., Lough, A. & Ozin, G. A. (1998b). Adv. Mater. 10, 42-46.]). For a review article covering related compounds, see: Zhou et al. (2009[Zhou, J., Dai, J., Bian, G. Q. & Li, C. Y. (2009). Coord. Chem. Rev. 253, 1221-1247.]).

[Scheme 1]

Experimental

Crystal data
  • (C6H20N4)2[Sn2S6]

  • Mr = 363.13

  • Monoclinic, P 21 /c

  • a = 9.9280 (2) Å

  • b = 14.8845 (3) Å

  • c = 10.2498 (2) Å

  • [beta] = 115.758 (1)°

  • V = 1364.15 (5) Å3

  • Z = 4

  • Mo K[alpha] radiation

  • [mu] = 2.31 mm-1

  • T = 296 K

  • 0.61 × 0.57 × 0.39 mm

Data collection
  • Bruker SMART APEX diffractometer

  • Absorption correction: multi-scan (SADABS; Sheldrick, 2002[Sheldrick, G. M. (2002). SADABS. University of Göttingen, Germany.]) Tmin = 0.334, Tmax = 0.467

  • 25432 measured reflections

  • 4907 independent reflections

  • 4460 reflections with I > 2[sigma](I)

  • Rint = 0.023

Refinement
  • R[F2 > 2[sigma](F2)] = 0.021

  • wR(F2) = 0.058

  • S = 1.04

  • 4907 reflections

  • 132 parameters

  • H-atom parameters constrained

  • [Delta][rho]max = 1.22 e Å-3

  • [Delta][rho]min = -0.51 e Å-3

Table 1
Selected bond lengths (Å)

Sn1-S1 2.3307 (4)
Sn1-S2 2.3447 (4)
Sn1-S3i 2.4550 (4)
Sn1-S3 2.4564 (4)
Symmetry code: (i) -x, -y+1, -z+1.

Table 2
Hydrogen-bond geometry (Å, °)

D-H...A D-H H...A D...A D-H...A
N9-H9C...N10 0.89 2.10 2.965 (3) 163
N9-H9B...S1ii 0.89 2.44 3.314 (2) 167
N9-H9A...S2iii 0.89 2.49 3.370 (2) 168
N7-H7C...S1i 0.89 2.36 3.243 (2) 174
N7-H7B...S2iv 0.89 2.40 3.278 (2) 170
N7-H7A...S2v 0.89 2.57 3.411 (2) 159
Symmetry codes: (i) -x, -y+1, -z+1; (ii) -x+1, -y+1, -z+1; (iii) x+1, y, z; (iv) x, y, z-1; (v) [x, -y+{\script{1\over 2}}, z-{\script{1\over 2}}].

Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 1998[Bruker (1998). SMART and SAINT. Bruker AXS Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, USA.]); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 1998[Bruker (1998). SMART and SAINT. Bruker AXS Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, USA.]); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008[Sheldrick, G. M. (2008). Acta Cryst. A64, 112-122.]); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008[Sheldrick, G. M. (2008). Acta Cryst. A64, 112-122.]); molecular graphics: CrystalMaker (Palmer, 2010[Palmer, D. (2010). Crystal Maker CrystalMaker Software Ltd, Oxford, England.]); software used to prepare material for publication: publCIF (Westrip, 2010[Westrip, S. P. (2010). J. Appl. Cryst. 43, 920-925.]).


Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: SI2373 ).


Acknowledgements

This project was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award DMR-0645304 and the instrumentation was purchased with NSF grant, CRIF-0234872. This material is based upon work supported by the NSF under CHE-1005145 and CHE-1144419.

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Acta Cryst (2011). E67, m1516-m1517   [ doi:10.1107/S1600536811038657 ]

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