Silver(I)-silver(I) interactions in complexes of pentadentate macrocyclic ligands; crystal and molecular structure of [Ag2L2][BF4]2(L1,11-bis(2′-hydroxyethyl)-4,8; 12,16;17,21-trinitrilo-1,2,10,11-tetraazacyclohenicosa-2,4,6,9,12,14,18,20-octaene)

Edwin C. Constable, Muhammad S. Khan, Michael C. Liptrot, Jack Lewis, Paul R. Raithby

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Silver(I) ions do not act as templates for the formation of planar macrocyclic ligands based upon 2,2′-bipyridine or 1,10-phenanthroline, but incorporation of silver(I) into the performed macrocycles, obtained from transient template reactions, is facile. The complexes so obtained have a 1:1 ratio of silver to macrocycle. The crystal structure of the complex [Ag2L2][BF4]2 reveals a dimeric structure in the solid state with two distinct silver environments. Crystallographic data: space group P21/n, a=18.295(3), b=9.763(2), c=25.643(5) Å, β=105.03(1), V=4665 Å3, Z=4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-244
Number of pages6
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 15 1991


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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