Isolation and Structures of One- and Two-Dimensional High-Nuclearity Silver(I) Clusters from a Silver Propane-2-thiolate Chain

  • Ai-Quan Jia
  • Ming-Ming Sheng
  • Guang Che
  • Chao Xu
  • Qian-Feng ZhangEmail author
Original paper


Interaction of [Ag(SiPr)]n and CF3CO2Ag in methanol led to isolation of a one-dimensional chain silver cluster {[Ag24(μ-OH2)2(μ-O2CCF3)101-O2CCF3)24-SiPr)12(OH2)4(HOCH3)6]·(H2O)4}n (1). Reaction of [Ag(SiPr)]n and Et4N·I in dimethylformide gave a tubular cluster [Ag368-I)63-SiPr)30]n (2). Treatment of a mixed suspension of [Ag(SiPr)]n/AgI in methanol with HSiPr in the presence of Et3N resulted in formation of a two-dimensional anionic cluster {(HNEt3)4[Ag362-I)43-I)84-I)123-SiPr)16]}n (3). Structures of three clusters were established by single crystal X-ray diffraction and their solid ultraviolet properties were also investigated.

Graphic Abstract

Three polymeric frameworks of high-nuclearity silver(I) thiolate clusters have been isolated employing [Ag(SiPr)]n as a starting material and their structures were characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.


Poly-nuclear silver(I) complex Polymer Thiolate Coordination assembly Crystal structure 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (90922008) and Young Wanjiang Scholar program of Anhui Province.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ai-Quan Jia
    • 1
  • Ming-Ming Sheng
    • 1
  • Guang Che
    • 1
  • Chao Xu
    • 1
  • Qian-Feng Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of Molecular Engineering and Applied Chemistry, Anhui University of TechnologyMa’anshanPeople’s Republic of China

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