The solid state structures of several compounds in the homologous series of alkyltriphenylstannanes of general formula Ph3Sn(CH2)(n-1)CH3 have been determined. For it in the range 4-10 the structures are monoclinic with space group P21/c. For n greater than 10 they are, instead, triclinic with space group P (1) over bar. The structural difference between the two classes is attributable to a change in the degree of control over the packing of the molecules exerted by the triphenylstannyl entity on the one hand and the alkyl chain on the other. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
- homologous series
- X-ray structures