Coordination sphere symmetry of di-n-butyltin(IV) complexes containing ligands with {O,O} donor atoms

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Eight di-n-butyltin(IV) complexes with glycolic, 2-hydroxy-propionic, succinic and malic acids, have been prepared by two different procedures. The compounds were characterised by elemental analysis, FTIR, Raman and 119Sn Mossbauer spectroscopy. The IR and Raman data indicated the presence of bidentate and/or monodentate carboxylate groups, non linear C-Sn-C bonds, and Sn-O bonds within the complexes. The results of Mossbauer spectroscopic measurements, based on point-charge model calculations, have shown the occurrence of trigonal bipyramidal environment in the central tin(IV) atom, besides the octahedral and tetrahedral structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-158
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 23 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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