Thermolysis of the Phenyltin Chlorides, PhxSnCl4–x, (x=1−3): Products and Pathways
Applied Organometallic Chemistry
The thermal degradation of triphenyltin chloride, diphenyltin dichloride and phenyltin trichloride has been studied by pyrolysis at 375°C in sealed tubes for various time periods. In all cases, biphenyl and tin(II) chloride are produced. For both phenyltin trichloride and diphenyltin dichloride, ter‐ and poly‐phenyls are also obtained. In some cases tin(IV) chloride or elemental tin are obtained. Pathways that account for all observed products are presented.
Chandrasiri, Jayakody A. and Wilkie, Charles A., "Thermolysis of the Phenyltin Chlorides, PhxSnCl4–x, (x=1−3): Products and Pathways" (1993). Chemistry Faculty Research and Publications. 941.