Four New Ag(I) Coordination Polymers: Synthesis, Crystal Structures and Thermal Stability

  • Mohamed Osman Awaleh
  • Francois Brisse
  • Youssouf Djibril Soubaneh
  • Thierry Maris
  • Elias Said Dirieh


Four silver(I) coordination polymers of composition [Ag6(bptp)3(OOCCF2CF2COO)3] (1), [Ag5(bptp)2(CF3SO3)5(CH3COCH3)2] (2), [Ag(bmtm)(C10H7SO3)] (3), and [Ag10(bpte)4(NO3)10] (4) (bmtm = bis(methylthio)methane, bpte = 1,2-bis(phenylthio)ethane, bptp = 1,3-bis(phenylthio)propane) have been synthesized and structurally characterized. The 2D-coordination networks of both 1 and 2 consist of two meshed networks, (Ag-anion) and (Ag-ligand), which share their silver atoms. The 1D-coordination polymers of 3 are associated through weak van der Waals interactions into 2D network while polymer 4 forms a tubular structure. Relatively short Ag···Ag interactions are found in both 1 and 3. The stoichiometries of the obtained polymers were found to be independent of the starting materials metal-to-ligand ratio except for coordination polymer 4. Thermogravimetric analyses of 1 and 2 revealed that they decompose in a single step to metallic silver while 3 and 4 showed a two-step weight loss.


Coordination polymer Crystal structure FTIR Thermal analysis 



This work was supported by the Centre d’Etude et de Recherche de Djibouti (M. O. A.) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (F. B.).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed Osman Awaleh
    • 1
  • Francois Brisse
    • 2
  • Youssouf Djibril Soubaneh
    • 3
  • Thierry Maris
    • 2
  • Elias Said Dirieh
    • 4
  1. 1.Institut des Sciences de la TerreCentre d’Etude et de Recherche de Djibouti (CERD)DjiboutiRepublic of Djibouti
  2. 2.Département de ChimieUniversité de MontréalMontrealCanada
  3. 3.Institut des sciences de la mer de RimouskiUniversité du Québec à RimouskiRimouskiCanada
  4. 4.Hôpital Général PeltierMinistère de la Santé de la République de DjiboutiDjiboutiRepublic of Djibouti

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