Hydrates of tin tetrachloride
Abstract:The crystal structures of the tri- and tetrahydrate of tin tetrachloride, viz. diaquatetrachlorotin(IV) monohydrate, [SnCl4(H2O)2]·H2O, and diaquatetrachlorotin(IV) dihydrate, [SnCl4(H2O)2]·2H2O, are reported and shown to contain the cis-[SnCl4(H2O)2] species and water molecules in both cases. The trihydrate contains chains of the tin species linked by a single hydrogen-bonded water molecule, whilst the tetrahydrate has a three-dimensional network. In addition, there are O—H…Cl interactions present.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2004-04-01