Novel μ5-coordination modes of aryl and alkyl ethynides and classification of metal-ligand interactions in silver(I) complexes

Liang Zhao, Wai Yeung Wong, Thomas C.W. Mak

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Novel μ5-η1,η1, η1,η1,η2 and μ5- η1,η1,η1,η2, η2 coordination modes of alkyl and aryl ethynide moieties are found in silver(I) complexes 1-5, and the metal-ligand distances can be classified into σ, π and mixed (σ,π) types. With the consistent square-pyramidal capping Ag5 baskets of the ethynide moiety as supramolecular synthons, a series of two- and three-dimensional coordination networks are obtained. KGaA.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4865-4872
Number of pages8
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Argentophilicity
  • Coordination modes
  • Coordination polymers
  • Metal-ligand interactions
  • Silver complexes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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