Structural investigations on diorganotin and triorganotin(IV) phosphomycin derivatives.

Girolamo Casella, Tiziana Fiore, Michelangelo Scopelliti, Lorenzo Pellerito, Claudia Pellerito, Mahmoud M.A. Mohamed, Elisabetta Foresti, Lásló Nagy

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Four new diorganotin(IV), (R = Me, Bu), and triorganotin(IV), (R = Me, Ph), derivatives of the phosphomycin disodium salt antibiotic [(1R,2S)-1,2-epoxypropylphosphonate]Na2 have been synthesized and their solid state configuration studied by X-ray crystallography, FT-IR, Mo¨ssbauer, UV–Vis spectroscopies. The X-ray diffraction investigation, performed on the bis[trimethyltin(IV)]-phosphomycin, showed that the coordination geometry at all the Sn atoms is trigonal bipyramidal. The structure of the complex forms an unusual polymeric zig-zag planar network. The FT-IR and the 119Sn Mo¨ssbauer studies supported the formation of trigonal bipyramidal (Tbp) molecular structures, both in the diorganotin(IV) and triorganotin(IV) derivatives, even if, in the case of diorganotin(IV) derivatives, the tetrahedral structure cannot be a priori excluded. The PO3 2 group of phosphomycin coordinates the organotin(IV) centers originating a monodimensional polymeric network, as inferred by variable temperature 119Sn Mo¨ssbauer spectroscopy, used to investigate lattice dynamics of the bis-[trimethyltin(IV)]phosphomycin complex.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1754-1762
Number of pages9
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Publication statusPublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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