Received 27 November 2012
aDepartment of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad, University, Karaj, Iran,bFaculty of Chemistry, Tarbiat Moallem University, Tehran, Iran, and cDepartment of Chemistry, Shahid Beheshti University, G. C., Evin, Tehran, 1983963113, Iran
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In the centrosymmetric tetranuclear title molecule, [Sn4(C6H5)8Cl2O2(OH)2]·2C2H6OS, the two independent tinIV atoms show distorted trigonal-bipyramidal SnC2O3 and SnC2O2Cl coordination geometries. The four tinIV atoms are bridged by the hydroxo and oxo ligands, forming a ladder-like array of three edge-connected Sn2O2 squares. The solvent molecules are linked to the tetranuclear molecule via O-HO hydrogen bonds.
For biological applications of organotin(IV) complexes, see: Davies & Smith (1982). For the crystal structures of closely related compounds, see: Vollano et al. (1984); Kresinski et al. (1994); Yap et al. (2010).
Data collection: X-AREA (Stoe & Cie, 2005); cell refinement: X-AREA; data reduction: X-AREA; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: ORTEP-3 for Windows (Farrugia, 2012); software used to prepare material for publication: WinGX (Farrugia, 2012).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: CV5369 ).
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