Synthesis and Spectroscopic Characterization of Silver(I) Complexes with the Bis(1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)alkane Ligand tz2(CH2). X-ray Structures of Two- and Three-Dimensional Coordination Polymers

Effendy Effendy, F. Marchetti, C. Pettinari, R. Pettinari, Brian Skelton, Allan White

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1:1 AgX:tz2(CH2) (X = NO3, NO2, ClO4), 3:4 (X = O3SCF3 (=OTf), O2CCF3 (= tfa)), and 2:1 adducts (X = BrO3) have been synthesized and characterized in the solid state and in solution by analyses, spectral (IR, far-IR, 1H and 13C NMR, ESI MS) data, and conductivity measurements. The crystal structures of the 1:1 AgNO3:tz2(CH2) and AgNO2:tz2(CH2) adducts determined by X-ray studies show that tz2(CH2) coordinates to silver through the exodentate nitrogen atoms at the 4-positions of the triazole rings, yielding neutral polymers, while the ionic Ag(OTf):tz2(CH2) (3:4) adduct has a three-dimensional polymeric cation. The NMR and ESI MS data suggest that tz2(CH2) is only weakly coordinating, adducts between Ag(I) and CH3CN being more prevalent in acetonitrile solution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-117
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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