Diaryltin Dihydrides and Aryltin Trihydrides with Intriguing Stability

Beate Gabriele Steller*, Berenike Doler, Roland Fischer

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In the last few decades, organotin hydrides have proven their potential as building blocks for a great variety of organometallic compounds. In this context, organotin hydrides with sterically shielding aryl substituents have attracted special interest, as these ligands can kinetically stabilize metastable products. The selective synthesis of aryltin halide compounds Ar* 2SnCl 2 and Ar*SnI 3 featuring the highly sterically encumbered aryl ligand Ar* ( i PrAr* = 2,6-(Ph 2CH) 2-4-iPrC 6H 2; MeAr* = 2,6-(Ph 2CH) 2-4-MeC 6H 2) is presented. These aryltin halides were converted into corresponding aryltin hydrides Ar* 2SnH 2 and Ar*SnH 3, which exhibit a surprisingly high thermal stability and oxygen tolerance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1076
Number of pages16
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2020


  • Main group chemistry
  • NMR spectroscopy
  • Organotin chemistry
  • Tin hydrides
  • X-ray crystallography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Drug Discovery
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Organic Chemistry

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