Tin: Organometallic Chemistry
Published Online: 15 MAR 2006
Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry
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Wardell, J. L. and Spencer, G. M. 2006. Tin: Organometallic Chemistry. Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry.
- Published Online: 15 MAR 2006
Frankland produced the first organometallic tin compound, Et2SnI2, in 1849. Since that time a wide range of tin compounds containing SnC bonds have been prepared. This article will detail the synthesis and characterization of these compounds. This will include a description of tetraorganotin compounds, halides, pseudohalides, hydrides, tin-tin bonded compounds, radicals, group 15, and group 16 derivatives. The industrial and environmental aspects of these compounds will also be discussed.