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

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  • Iris P. Y. Shek
  • Wai-Yeung Wong
  • Tai-Chu Lau


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)733-734
Journal / PublicationNew Journal of Chemistry
Issue number10
Online published15 Sep 2000
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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.

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