Nine complexes of adenosine and related compounds (adenosine-5'-monophosphate, adenosine-5'-triphosphate, 1-methyl-adenosine, pyridoxal-5-phosphate and -nicotinamide-adenine-dinucleotide-phosphoric acid) with di-n-butyltin(IV) oxide and/or di-n-butytin(IV) dichloride were prepared in the solid state. The compositions of the complexes were determined by standard analytical methods. It was found that the complexes contain organotin(IV) moiety and the ligand in a ratio of 1:1 or 2:1. The FTIR spectra demonstrated that di-n-butyltin(IV) oxide reacts with the D-ribose moiety of the ligands, while di-n-butyltin(IV) dichloride is co-ordinated to the deprotonated phosphate group. The basic part of the ligands does not participate directly in complex formation. Comparison of the experimental Mössbauer QS values with those calculated on the basis of the PQS concept revealed that the organotin(IV) moiety has trigonal-bipyramidal, octahedral and in some cases tetrahedral geometry also. Some of the complexes contain the organotin(IV) cation in two different surroundings.