Received 17 November 2012
aDepartment of Chemistry, General Campus, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran 1983963113, Iran,bDepartment of Chemistry, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and cChemistry Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, PO Box 80203 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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The SnIV atom in the title compound, [Sn(CH3)2(NCS)2(C12H8N2)], is located on a twofold rotation axis in a distorted octahedral enviroment. The methyl groups are trans to each other [C-Sn-C = 175.7 (3)°], whereas the thiocyanate groups are cis to each other.
Data collection: CrysAlis PRO (Agilent, 2012); 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: BT6862 ).
We thank Shahid Beheshti University and the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia (grant No. UM.C/HIR/MOHE/SC/12) for supporting this study.
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