Acta Crystallographica Section E. 2013;69(7):m364-m365 DOI 10.1107/S1600536813014657


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Journal Title: Acta Crystallographica Section E

ISSN: 1600-5368 (Print)

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

LCC Subject Category: Science: Chemistry

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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Gunay Z. Mammadova
Sheyda R. Ismaylova
Zhanna V. Matsulevich
Vladimir K. Osmanov
Alexander V. Borisov
Victor N. Khrustalev


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Abstract | Full Text

The title compound, [SnCl2(C5H4NSe)2], is the product of a reaction of 2,2′-dipyridyl diselenide with tin tetrachloride. The molecule is located about a twofold rotation axis. The coordination environment of the SnIV atom is a distorted octahedron, with two bidentate 2-pyridineselenolate ligands inclined to each other at an angle of 83.96 (7)°. The two Sn—Cl and two Sn—N bonds are in cis configurations, while the two Sn—Se bonds of 2.5917 (3) Å are in a trans configuration, with an Se—Sn—Se angle of 157.988 (15)°. In the crystal, π–π interactions between the pyridine rings [centroid-to-centroid distance of 3.758 (3) Å] and weak intermolecular C—H...Cl hydrogen bonds link the molecules into chains along the c axis.