Selective Preparation of Sterically Encumbered Diaryltin Dihalides From Grignard Reagents via Salt Metathesis and Halide Exchange

Beate Gabriele Steller, Roland Fischer

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A general route for the selective preparation of diaryltin dichlorides, dibromides, and diiodides from readily accessible but sterically demanding, 2,6‐disubstituted or 2,4,6‐trisubstituted aryl Grignard reagents ArylMgBr and tin tetrachloride was developed. During work‐up, the initially obtained mixture of halides is converted into a single species. The thus obtained diaryltin dichlorides were reacted to yield the dihydrides Aryl2SnH2. These exhibit high thermal stability and moderate oxygen tolerance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2591-2597
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2019


  • Grignard reaction
  • Main group elements
  • Structure elucidation
  • Synthesis design
  • Tin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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