Date Published: May 01, 2009
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Kong Mun Lo, Seik Weng Ng.
The title compound, [Sn(C7H7)2Cl2], exists as a monomeric tetrahedral molecule. The Sn atom lies on a special position of site symmetry 2. Adjacent molecules are linked into a linear chain running along the b axis of the monoclinic unit cell by Sn⋯Cl bridges of 3.7275 (4) Å.
For the synthesis of dibenzyltin dichloride by the direct reaction of benzyl chloride and metallic tin, see: Shishido et al. (1961 ▶). For an overview of crystallographic and theoretical structures of diorganotin dichlorides, see: Buntine et al. (2003 ▶).