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Issue 27, 2011
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Chemistry and applications of organotin(iv) complexes of Schiff bases

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Schiff bases are the most widely used versatile ligands, able to coordinate many elements and to stabilize them in various oxidation states. Recently, this class of compounds has been employed as models for biological systems, and in control of stereochemistry in six-coordinate transition metal complexes. Recently, the chemistry of organotin(IV) complexes of Schiff bases has also stemmed from their antitumour, antimicrobial, antinematicidal, anti-insecticidal and anti-inflammatory activities. Furthermore, organotin(IV) complexes of Schiff bases present a wide variety of interesting structural possibilities. Both aliphatic and aromatic Schiff bases in their neutral and deprotonated forms have been used to yield adducts and chelates with variable stoichiometry and different modes of coordination. This critical review (>155 references) focuses upon the chemistry and biological applications of organotin(IV) complexes of Schiff bases reported in the past 15 years. Thermal behavior of these complexes is also discussed.

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Submitted
20 Oct 2010
Accepted
02 Feb 2011
First published
14 Apr 2011

Dalton Trans., 2011,40, 7077-7121
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Perspective

Chemistry and applications of organotin(IV) complexes of Schiff bases

M. Nath and P. K. Saini, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 7077
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT01426E

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