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Long-range chain orientation in 1-D co-ordination polymers as a function of anions and intermolecular aromatic interactions

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The influence of anions and intermolecular aromatic interactions on the orientation of one dimensional silver(I) co-ordination polymers has been studied. Reaction of AgX with 2,7-diazapyrene (diaz) (X = BF4 or NO3), 1,4-bis(4-pyridyl)butadiyne (pybut) (X = BF4, NO3, PF6 or MeCO2), 4,4′-bipy (X = BF4) or 1,4-bis(4-pyridylethynyl)phenylene (pyphe) (X = PF6) afforded products of general formula {[Ag(ligand)]X}. All of the products have been structurally characterised by single crystal X-ray diffraction confirming that they exist as one-dimensional linear chain co-ordination polymers. The arrangement of the chains with respect to each other in the solid state is discussed and evaluated in terms of the relative co-ordinating ability of the anion used and the tendency of the N-donor ligand to adopt intermolecular aromatic interactions. For the complexes of diaz the overriding force in controlling chain orientation was shown to be π–π interactions between diaz ligands on adjacent chains. In the case of the pybut complexes the most dominant forces were shown to be metal–anion interactions with aromatic π–π interactions and Ag  Ag interactions playing a less influential role. In the case of {[Ag(pyphe)]PF6} Ag  aromatic interactions are important in the overall arrangement of adjacent chains.

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The article was received on 01 Aug 2000, accepted on 06 Oct 2000 and first published on 16 Nov 2000


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B006202M
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2000, 4285-4291

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    Long-range chain orientation in 1-D co-ordination polymers as a function of anions and intermolecular aromatic interactions

    A. J. Blake, G. Baum, N. R. Champness, S. S. M. Chung, P. A. Cooke, D. Fenske, A. N. Khlobystov, D. A. Lemenovskii, W. Li and M. Schröder, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2000, 4285
    DOI: 10.1039/B006202M

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