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Article << Previous     |     Next >>   Contents Vol 66(4)

Organosilver(i) Framework Assembly with Multinuclear Heteroaryl Ethynide Supramolecular Synthon R–C≡C⊃Agn (n = 4, 5)

Ping-Shing Cheng A , Sam C. K. Hau A and Thomas C. W. Mak A B

A Department of Chemistry and Center of Novel Functional Molecules, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China.
B Corresponding author. Email: tcwmak@cuhk.edu.hk

Australian Journal of Chemistry 66(4) 419-428 http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/CH12461
Submitted: 8 October 2012  Accepted: 18 November 2012   Published: 9 January 2013

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A series of six silver(i) trifluoroacetate complexes containing new ligands each composed of a quinolinyl or pyridyl nucleus bearing one or two terminal ethynyl substituent(s) has been synthesised. Single-crystal X-ray analysis of the complexes established the coordination preferences of the ethynide substituent(s) at variable positions with respect to the nitrogen donor atom, which serve as dominant factors in directing the construction of multi-dimensional organosilver(i) networks, which are consolidated by weak intermolecular interactions in supramolecular assembly.


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