Reaction pathways towards 1,1,2,2-tetratbutyldistannanes

U. Englich, U. Hermann, I. Prass, T. Schollmeier, K. Ruhlandt-Senge, F. Uhlig

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1,2-Dichlorotetratbutyldistannane (1) is synthesized as a byproduct in the reaction of tbutylmagnesium chloride with tin tetrachloride or by the reaction of ditbutyltindihydride with ditbutyltin dichloride in the presence of amines. Reaction of 1 with lithium aluminumhydride yielded the dihydrido derivative 2. The treatment of 2 with bromoform gave the dibromo distannane 3 nearly quantitatively. Reactions of 2 with one equivalent of LDA or KH yielded unsymmetrically substituted alkali metal distannanes of the type MtBu2Sn-Sn(H)tBu2 (4, M = Li; 5, M = K). Reaction of either two equivalents of KH with 2, or one equivalent of KH with 5 gave the dipotassium distannide 6. The molecular structure of the dichloro derivative 1 was determined by X-ray diffraction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-276
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Organometalic Chemistry
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2002


  • 1,1,2,2-tetratbutyldistannanes
  • Lithium aluminumhydride
  • Reaction pathways

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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