A novel heterobimetallic Ni(II)-Ag(I) cyano-bridged coordination polymer incorporating Ag···Ag interactions: {[Ni(cyclen)] [Ag(CN)2]} [Ag(CN)2]

I. P.Y. Shek, Wai Yeung Wong, T. C. Lau

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Reaction of nickel(II) acetate with cyclen (cyelen = 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane) and K[Ag(CN)2] gave {[Ni(cyclen)]-[Ag(CN)2]} [Ag(CN)2], which consists of cis-[Ni(cyclen)]2+ units bridged by [Ag(CN)2]- to form a zig-zag chain; the Ag atoms of the free and bridging [Ag(CN)2]- also align together to form an infinite zig-zag chain with short Ag···Ag distances.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)733-734
Number of pages2
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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