The Mass Spectra of (trimethylstannyl)x Methanes: Occurrence of Tin‐Carbon Double Bonds
Journal of Mass Spectrometry
The mass spectra of (Me3Sn)nCH4−n, where n varies from 1 to 4, (Me3Sn)2CClX, where X equals H, Cl, Br or I, together with some tetraalkyltin compounds and Me3SnCCl3, are presented. Comparisons with mass spectra of the silicon analogs1 show a large number of similarities, including the appearance of allylic ions which require Group IV metal to carbon π‐bonding. Multiple rearrangements are observed with the halogenated tin compounds which bring the α‐halogen into direct bonding with the tin atom.