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Structural Diversity and Argentophilic Interactions in 1-D Silver-based Coordination Polymers

Lookup NU author(s): Glenn Lamming, Professor Thomas Penfold, Emeritus Professor Bill CleggORCiD, Dr Paul Waddell, Professor Mike ProbertORCiD, Professor Andrew HoultonORCiD



A series of new 1D coordination polymer materials, based on Ag(I)-N bond formation, has been synthesized and structurally characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction. Reactions between the poly-monodentate ligands based on (1E,1ā€™Eā€™)-N,Nā€™-(-bis(1-pyridin-3-yl)methanimine and Ag(I) salts give products which feature simple coordination chains or metallacyclic- and tape-based structures. For the simple chains these are as either isolated units, or assembled in dimeric and tetrameric arrangements through inter-metallic, argentophilic interactions. However, crystal packing effects and solvent inclusion are found to readily disrupt this type of bonding. DFT calculations provide an assessment of the bond order and the influence of anion binding on these interactions.

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Author(s): Lamming G, Kolokotroni J, Harrison T, Penfold TJ, Clegg W, Waddell PG, Probert MR, Houlton A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Crystal Growth and Design

Year: 2017

Volume: 17

Issue: 11

Pages: 5753-5763

Print publication date: 01/11/2017

Online publication date: 24/07/2017

Acceptance date: 24/07/2017

Date deposited: 27/07/2017

ISSN (print): 1528-7483

ISSN (electronic): 1528-7505

Publisher: ACS


DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.7b00752


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