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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In the title compound, [Sn2(CH3)6(NCS)2(C24H22N4)], the 1,2,3,4-tetrakis(pyridin-4-yl)butane ligand uses the pyridine N atoms at the ends of the butyl chain to coordinate to two trimethylthiocyanatotin(IV) units, forming a dinuclear structure. The SnIV atom in the molecule shows a distorted trans-trigonal-bipyramidal coordination with the methyl groups in equatorial positions. The molecule lies on a center of inversion, with the mid-point of the butyl chain coinciding with this symmetry element. In the crystal, weak C-H interactions occur between pyridine rings of adjacent molecules.
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: XU5652 ).
The authors 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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