Assembly of organosilver coordination frameworks with polycyclic benzenoid aromatic ethynide ligands

Sam C K HAU, Thomas C.W. Mak*

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Abstract

Abstract In a series of nine silver(I) complexes synthesized with ethynyl-functionalized condensed-ring benzenoid aromatics, the terminal ethynide group is invariably inserted into an argentophilic Agn (n = 4-5) basket, leading to the generation of coordination chains or multinuclear metallocycles via silver-aromatic interaction and strong face-to-face aromatic π-π stacking interaction. The coordination preferences of the ethynide ligand with respect to the size of the aromatic nucleus proved to be dominant factors in directing the construction of multi-dimensional organosilver(I) networks, which are consolidated by weak intermolecular interactions in supramolecular assembly.

Original languageEnglish
Article number18964
Pages (from-to)123-133
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Volume792
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2015

Scopus Subject Areas

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

User-Defined Keywords

  • Argentophilicity
  • Coordination framework
  • Organosilver complex
  • Polycyclic benzenoid aromatic ethynide

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