Coordination networks based on multitopic ligands and silver(I) salts: A study of network connectivity and topology as a function of counterion

D. Venkataraman, Stephen Lee, Jeffrey S. Moore, Peng Zhang, Keith A. Hirsch, Geoffrey B. Gardner, Aaron C. Covey, Christine L. Prentice

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Abstract

We show that much like hydrogen bonding, Ag-N coordination bonds can be reliably used for the construction of supramolecular networks. From a solid-state structural study of silver(I) complexes of multitopic ligands, we describe coordination networks formed in the presence of the weakly coordinating triflate (CF3SO3-) counterion and the noncoordinating hexafluorophosphate (PF6-) species. For complexes prepared with silver(I) triflate, counterion coordination is characteristic. Also, for the triflate complexes presented, ditopic ligands form one-dimensional, chainlike structures and tritopic ligands form 3-connected nets. A tetratopic ligand also forms a 3-connected net due to the triflate-capped silver(I) coordination. In contrast, more varied network topology is seen in complexes of ditopic ligands prepared with silver(I) hexafluorophosphate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2030-2040
Number of pages11
JournalChemistry of Materials
Volume8
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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