Synthesis and reactivity of novel alkali metal stannides

Thorsten Schollmeier, Ulrich Englich, Roland Fischer, Ingo Prass, Karin Ruhlandt, Markus Schürmann, Frank Uhlig

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Reactivity and side products of reactions of diorganodihydridostannanes (R2SnH2, R = Me, nBu, tBu)) with various alkali metal compounds have been discussed. Alternatively, the synthesis and characterization of a family of novel potassium stannides are described as well. The compounds of type (RR′2Si)R″2SnK (R, R′= Me, Ph; R″= , Me, tBu, Ph) 4-9 were synthesized by reaction of potassium hydride with bis(silyl)stannides ((RR′ 2Si)2SnR″2). All compounds were characterized by multinuclear NMR spectroscopy. In addition, the tri-tert-butyltin compound 3 (LiSntBu3) and the unsymmetrical silyl substituted stannane 10 were characterized by X-ray crystallography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1462-1470
Number of pages9
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section B Journal of Chemical Sciences
Issue number11-12
StatePublished - 2004


  • Alkali Metal Stannides
  • Preparation
  • Reactivity, Sn and Si NMR Spectroscopy
  • Structure Elucidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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