Received 18 February 2013
The title compound, [Sn(C4H9)2(CH3COO)2], was synthesized in order to study the influence of large organic groups on the molecular structure of diorganotin diacetates. The title compound exhibits the same structure type as other diorganotin(IV) diacetates characterized by an unsymmetrical bidentate bonding mode of the two acetate groups to tin. The influence of the t-butyl groups on this molecular structure is expressed in two significant differences: tin-carbon bond lengths are much more longer than in the other diacetates, as are the additional interactions of the acetate groups with the tin atom. Intermolecular interactions are restricted to C-HO ones similar to those in the other diacetates, giving rise to a chain-like arrangement of the molecules with the tin atoms and acetate groups in the propagation plane.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2009); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2009); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: DIAMOND (Brandenburg, 2006) and Mercury (Macrae et al., 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: AA2086 ).
We thank the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Government of Lower Saxony for their financial support in the acquisition of the diffractometer.
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