Main group metal directed self-assembly in a tetrameric trimethyltin(IV) N-nitroso-N-phenylhydroxylaminato complex containing an unprecedented 20- membered inorganic (carbon-free) metallamacrocycle

Andrea Deák, Ionel Haiduc, László Párkányi, Monica Venter, Alajos Kálmán

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Tetrakis[trimethyl(N-nitroso-N-phenylhydroxylaminato)tin(IV)] was synthesized by reaction of cupferron ([PhN(O)NO]NH4) with trimethyltin(IV) chloride. The complex was characterized by X-ray diffraction analysis, FT-IR and FT-Raman spectroscopy. An X-ray structural analysis of the title complex [Me3Sn(O2N2Ph)]4 reveals the first example of a bridging coordinated cupferronato ligand. This coordination pattern leads to an unprecedented inorganic 20-membered (carbon-free) metallamacrocycle Sn4O8N8 in which four Me3Sn and four PhN2O2 subunits are self-assembled.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1593-1596
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999



  • Metallamacrocycles
  • Structure elucidation
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Tin(IV) compounds
  • Vibrational spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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