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Issue 27, 2018
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The heterocubane [TerSnAs]4

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The synthesis of a novel heterocubane [RSnE]4 was successful for E = As, while for E = P differing behaviour was observed. Aryl-substituted chlorostannylenes were treated with salts of heavy cyanate homologues PCO and AsCO. The reaction with AsCO salts afforded primarily [TerSnAs]4 (Ter = 2,6-dimesitylphenyl). In contrast, the reaction of TerSnCl with NaPCO proceeded considerably less cleanly affording a mixture of products. The main product was putatively a neutral [Ter4Sn4P4] compound, however, it is not a cubane. A variety of by-products of this reaction could be characterised crystallographically.

Graphical abstract: The heterocubane [TerSnAs]4

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17 May 2018
13 Jun 2018
First published
15 Jun 2018

Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 8879-8883
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The heterocubane [TerSnAs]4

A. Hinz and J. M. Goicoechea, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 8879
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT01993B

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