Synthesis of Tin(IV) iodide

1 g of tin powder, 4 g of iodine and 50 mL of dichloromethane are added to a reflux apparatus, the mixture is heated at reflux until no more iodine is seen condensing on the condenser. The mixture is then cooled down in a refrigerator, filtered and washed with some DCM. The product is dried in a desiccator.

Sn + 2 I2 = SnI4



The product

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