A novel inorganic–organic compound: Synthesis and structural characterization of tin(II) phenylbis(phosphonate), Sn2(PO3C6H4PO3) Academic Article uri icon


  • A novel tin(II) phenylbis(phosphonate) compound has been synthesized hydrothermally and its structure has been determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The structure is monoclinic, space group P21/c (no. 14), a=4.8094(4), b=16.2871(13), c=6.9107(6)Å; β=106.292(6)°, V=519.59(7)Å3, Z=2. The three-dimensional structure consists of 3-coordinated tin and 4-coordinated phosphorus double layers separated (pillared) by phenyl rings. These phenyl rings are placed 4.8 Å apart along the a-axis in the structure resulting in lower surface area (∼14 m2/g). The porosity has been increased by replacing phenyl groups by methyl groups (∼31 m2/g). © 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Subbiah, A., Bhuvanesh, N., & Clearfield, A.

citation count

  • 12

publication date

  • April 2005