The single crystal diffraction structures of seven coordination polymers formed by Ag(I) and bipyridyl azine ligands are described and compared. All contain organic anions derived from intrinsically functional molecules, either Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API = salicylate or diclofenac) or carboxylate or sulfonate monoazo dyes. Five of the seven coordination polymers, including all those that feature API species, are found to display variations on a common structural motif, with polymeric [Ag(azine)]n chains linked into pairs through argentophillic Ag-Ag contacts supported by a pair of AgOXOAg (X = C or S) bridges. Also reported are the crystal structures of two Ag(I) complexes of sulfonated monoazo dyes, including the first such structure to feature a Ag to azo dative bond.
- crystal diffraction
- bipyridyl azine ligands
- organic ions
- active pharmaceutical ingredients
- metal organic frameworks