TitleStabilizing γ-Alkyltin-Oxo Keggin Ions by Borate Functionalization.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsZhu Y, Olsen MRose, Nyman M, Zhang L, Zhang J
JournalInorg Chem
Date Published2019 Apr 01

We report a hierarchical self-assembly engineering of tin-oxo clusters from nanosized hydrophobic clusters to a single-layer film of assembled clusters. These clusters are derivatives of the previously reported Na-centered butyltin Keggin ions, but they are bicapped with butyltin and with borate ligands. The formulas γ-[( n-BuSn)(OCH)(OH)O(NaO)(HBO)] and γ-[( n-BuSn)(OCH)(OH)O(NaO)(PhBO)] were determined from single-crystal X-ray diffraction and bulk solution characterization including small-angle X-ray scattering, electrospray ionization mass spectrometry, and multinuclear and multidimensional NMR (Sn, C, and H). Solution characterization confirms that borate functionalization inhibits the solution-phase β-γ Keggin isomer interconversion that was recognized prior for uncapped butyltin clusters, and in this case, the γ isomer is favored. The assembly of the γ-NaSnBO clusters into a homogeneous Langmuir-Blodgett monolayer is the first step toward creating nanopatterned films for microelectronic devices.

Alternate JournalInorg Chem
PubMed ID30883101