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 cation in the title compound, [Sn(CH3)2(C10H8NO)2], is N,O-chelated by two 2-methylquinolin-8-olate anions and coordinated by two methyl groups in a skew-trapezoidal bipyramidal geometry. In the molecule, the two quinoline ring systems are twisted to one another at 10.91 (18)°. The dimethyltin skeleton [C-Sn-C = 149.6 (2)°] is bent over the longer edge of the trapezoid that is defined by the four chelating atoms. Weak intermolecular C-HO hydrogen bonding occurs in the crystal.
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: XU5653 ).
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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