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Structural characterization, spectroscopic, thermal, AC conductivity and dielectric properties and antimicrobial studies of (C8H12N)2[SnCl6]

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-414
Number of pages16
Issue number4
Early online date1 Jul 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


A new inorganic-organic hybrid material produced from 2,6-dimethylanilinium cations and tin halide (SnCl6)2− has been synthesized and structurally determined by X-ray diffraction method. The title compound crystallizes in the monoclinic system, space group C2/m with a = 19.8772(4), b = 6.9879(1), c = 8.3001(2) Å, β = 98.487(2)° and V = 1140.26(4) Å3. The crystal structure is built up of sheets of (SnCl6)2− octahedral anions and 2,6-xylidinium cations. The optical band gap was calculated and found to be 4.11 eV. At high temperature this compound exhibits a structural phase transition at 338 K. This has been characterized by differential scanning calorimetric and dielectric studies. Measurements of AC conductivity as a function of frequency at different temperatures indicated the hopping conduction mechanism. The bioassay results showed that the structure exhibits significant antibacterial activity.

ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • antibacterial activity, Crystal structure, fluorescent properties, phase transition, spectroscopies

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