Synthesis of [(Ph4P)AgSe4]n. A novel one-dimensional inorganic polymer

Mercouri G Kanatzidis, Song Ping Huang

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The authors report the synthesis and structural characterization of a silver polyselenide with an unprecedented low-dimensional polymer structure. A single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis reveals that the compound is composed of noninteracting Ph4PPLU cations and [Ag(Se4)]nn- macroanions. The latter are infinite one-dimensional chains running parallel to the monoclinic b-axis. The basic repeating unit is a five-membered AgSe4 ring containing the chelating Se42- ligand. Preliminary examination of the charge transport and optical properties along the needle axis of the single crystals indicates wide bandgap/narrow bandwidth semiconducting behavior. A steep optical absorption threshold occurs at 384 nm suggesting a bandgap of 3.2 ev.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)760-761
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1989

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  • Chemistry(all)

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