Ag(i) bipyridyl coordination polymers containing functional anions

Christopher A. Dodds, Claire L. Hobday, Alan R. Kennedy, Scott C. McKellar, Katy Smillie, Aiden Walls

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The single crystal diffraction structures of seven coordination polymers formed by Ag(i) and bipyridyl azine ligands are described and compared. All contain organic anions derived from intrinsically functional molecules, either Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API = salicylate or diclofenac) or carboxylate or sulfonate monoazo dyes. Five of the seven coordination polymers, including all those that feature API species, are found to display variations on a common structural motif, with polymeric [Ag(azine)]n chains linked into pairs through argentophilic Ag-Ag contacts supported by a pair of AgOXOAg (X = C or S) bridges. Also reported are the crystal structures of two Ag(i) complexes of sulfonated monoazo dyes, including the first such structure to feature a Ag to azo dative bond.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1574-1581
Number of pages8
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Issue number4
Early online date12 Jan 2017
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry


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