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Silver(I) dithiocarboxylate complexes – clustering and aggregation

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The neutral silver(I) dithiocarboxylate complexes silver(I) dithioacetate, silver(I) pentafluorodithiobenzoate, silver(I) 2,4,6-trimethyldithiobenzoate, silver(I) 2,4,6-tri-iso-propyldithiobenzoate and silver(I) 2,6-dimesityl-dithiobenzoate were synthesized and characterized by IR spectroscopy, elemental analyses and single crystal X-ray diffraction. All complexes form primarily dinuclear units with eight-membered rings [Ag2S4C2], which in turn aggregate by argentophilic interactions and additional Ag⋯S contacts in their crystal structures. The molecular structures and shapes of aggregation in the solid state are presented and discussed. The layer-like and chain-like aggregates as well as the [Ag] clusters formed are compared with the (almost) analogous gold(I) complexes.

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The article was received on 22 Jan 2018, accepted on 09 Mar 2018 and first published on 13 Mar 2018

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT00279G
Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 6036-6040

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    Silver(I) dithiocarboxylate complexes – clustering and aggregation

    J. Grote, B. Neumann, H. Stammler and N. W. Mitzel, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 6036
    DOI: 10.1039/C8DT00279G

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