Date Published: April 01, 2011
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Sedigheh Loni, Mohamad Reza Talei Bavil Olyai, Fatemeh Roodbari, Behrouz Notash.
The asymmetric unit of the title compound, [Sn(CH3)2Cl2(C14H14N2)], contains two crystallographically independent molecules. In each molecule, the SnIV atom is six-coordinated in a distorted octahedral geometry by one bidentate 2,4-dimethyl-N-(pyridin-2-ylmethylidene)aniline ligand, two methyl groups and two Cl atoms. In the crystal, intermolecular C—H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds link the molecules. There are π–π contacts between the pyridine rings of the ligands [centroid–centroid distance = 3.761 (4) Å].
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