Received 17 November 2012
The tetranuclear title compound, [Sn4(CH3)8(C2H5O)2O2(C3H4N3S)2], lies about a center of inversion; the molecule features a three-rung-staircase Sn4O4 core in which two SnIV atoms are bridged by the 4-methyl-5-sulfanylidene-4,5-dihydro-1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-ide group. The negatively charged N atom of the group binds to the terminal SnIV atom at a shorter distance [Sn-N = 2.240 (3) Å] compared with the neutral N atom that binds to the central SnIV atom [Sn N = 2.641 (3) Å]. The terminal SnIV atom is five-coordinate in a cis-C2SnNO2 trigonal-bipyramidal geometry [C-Sn-C = 127.5 (2)°], whereas the central SnIV atom is six-coordinate in a C2SnNO3 skew-trazepoidal bipyramidal geometry [C-Sn-C = 145.0 (2)°].
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: BT6863 ).
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.