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Ligand-Induced Disruption of Polyhedral C2@Agn Cage Assembly in Silver Acetylenediide Complexes

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posted on 12.09.2005 by Xiao-Li Zhao, Thomas C. W. Mak
The use of pyrazine-2-carboxamide as an ancillary ligand in hydrothermal synthesis yielded two new silver acetylenediide complexes exhibiting novel C2@Agn motifs:  an unprecedented open fishlike Ag6(μ6-C2) aggregate and the first example of two C22- dianions entrapped inside a partially disrupted Ag13 cage.