Self-Assembly of Polyanions at a Metal Cation Template: Syntheses and Structures of [{Ag([18]aneS6)}I7]n and [Ag([18]aneS6)]I3

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  • Dr. Alexander J. Blake,

    1. Department of Chemistry, The University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD (UK), Telefax: Int. code + (115)9513563
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  • Dr. Robert O. Gould,

    1. Department of Chemistry, The University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JJ (UK)
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  • Dr. Simon Parsons,

    1. Department of Chemistry, The University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JJ (UK)
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  • Dr. Christian Radek,

    1. Department of Chemistry, The University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JJ (UK)
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  • Prof. Dr. Martin Schröder

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    1. Department of Chemistry, The University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD (UK), Telefax: Int. code + (115)9513563
    • Department of Chemistry, The University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD (UK), Telefax: Int. code + (115)9513563
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  • This work was supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK. [18]aneS6 = 1,4,7,10,13,16-hexathiacyclooctadecane.

Abstract

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A distorted cubic lattice of Imath image ions, in whose cavities the complex cations [Ag([18]aneS6)]+ ([18]aneS6 = 1,4,7,10,13,16-hexathiacyclooctadecane) are encapsulated, is formed in the synthesis of 1 (section of structure shown on the right). I ions are positioned at the lattice points; one I2 molecule is located along each edge. The Ag+ ions function as a secondsphere template in the synthesis of the Imath image polyanion.

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