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Syntheses, Structures, and Photoluminescent Properties of Three Silver(I) Coordination Polymers with 2-(4-Pyridyl)benzimidazole

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posted on 06.07.2005, 00:00 by Chang-Kun Xia, Can-Zhong Lu, Quan-Zheng Zhang, Xiang He, Jian-Jun Zhang, Ding-Ming Wu
Three silver(I) coordination polymers, namely, [Ag2(PyBIm)2(H2O)2]SO4·H2O (1), [Ag3(PyBIm)32-SO4)(HSO4)]·3H2O (2), and [Ag2(PyBIm)22-SO4)]·4H2O (3) [PyBIm = 2-(4-pyridyl)benzimidazole] have been synthesized by hydrothermal methods. The Ag(I) atoms in 13 are all three coordinated, bridged by PyBIm ligands via NPy and NBIm donor atoms into a one-dimensional “zigzag” chain based on the [Ag2(PyBIm)2]2+ unit. The sulfate groups are not coordinated in 1, while they act as bridging ligands in 2 and 3; with the help of μ2-SO4, such “zigzag” chains are linked into a belt with a ternary-chain structural motif in 2; however, in 3, a two-dimensional network is observed. All the complexes display room-temperature photoluminescence in the visible region, which may be assigned to metal-to-ligand charge transfer.

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