Journal of Cluster Science

, Volume 26, Issue 5, pp 1723–1733 | Cite as

Synthesis, Structures and Photocatalytic Properties of Two Novel Ag(I) Polymers Directed by 1,3-Bis(4-methylpyridine)alkane Cation

  • Mei Liu
  • Yu Liang
  • Chao-Hai Wang
  • Cheng-Jie Ma
  • Yun-Yin NiuEmail author
Original Paper


Cation-templated self-assembly of 1,3-bis(4-methylpyridine)alkane cation with AgBr or AgI was studied and two new complexes were obtained: {(bmpp)[Ag2Br4]}n (1) and {(bmpp)[Ag4I6]}n (2) [bmpp = 1,3-bis(4-methylpyridine)alkane cation]. Compounds 12 were characterized by elemental analysis, IR, TG, and X-ray crystallography. The two compounds have 1D chain structure. Furthermore, photocatalytic properties at ambient temperature were also investigated.

Graphical Abstract

We report two new extend supramolecular polymers based on Ag(I) and 1,3-bis(4-methylpyridine)alkane cation. Compounds 1–2 have 1D chain structures. Furthermore, photocatalytic properties at ambient temperature were also investigated.


Cation templates Photocatalytic Self-assembly 



Research efforts in the Niu group are supported by the National Science Foundation of China (Nos. 21171148, J1103309). Foundation and Frontier Research Project of Henna Province (No. 132300410265) and Xinxiang Science and Technology Key Projects Fund (ZG13012).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mei Liu
    • 1
  • Yu Liang
    • 2
  • Chao-Hai Wang
    • 3
  • Cheng-Jie Ma
    • 3
  • Yun-Yin Niu
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Physical, Chemical and Biological DepartmentHenan Jiaozuo Teacher’s CollegeJiaozuoPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.College of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringXinxiang UniversityXinxiangPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.College of Chemistry and Molecular EngineeringZhengzhou UniversityZhengzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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