A stair-shaped molecular silver(0) chain

Hoi Ri Moon, Cheol Ho Choi, Myunghyun Paik Suh

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Bound in chains: The molecular Ag0 chain [Ag4py 2]n (py=C5H5N) is formed from two covalently linked infinite zigzag chains of Ag, in which Ag-Ag bonds alternate between long and short (see picture; blue Ag, gray C, orange N). Theoretical calculations indicate that partially positively (+0.35) and negatively (-0.30) charged Ag atoms are alternately located along the chain, which has a bandgap of 4.1 eV. (Figure Presented)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8390-8393
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number44
StatePublished - 20 Oct 2008


  • Ab initio calculations
  • Ag-Ag bonds
  • Cluster compounds
  • Metal-atom chains
  • Silver


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