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Crystal and molecular structures of a binuclear mixed ligand complex of silver(I) with thiocyanate and 1H-1,2,4-triazole-5(4H)-thione

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  • J. Kreaunakpan
  • K. Chainok
  • N.R. Halcovitch
  • E.R.T. Tiekink
  • T. Pirojsirikul
  • S. Saithong
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>31/01/2020
<mark>Journal</mark>Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications
Issue number1
Number of pages6
Pages (from-to)42-47
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The complete mol­ecule of the binuclear title complex, bis­[μ-1H-1,2,4-triazole-5(4H)-thione-κ2S:S]bis­{(thio­cyanato-κS)[1H-1,2,4-triazole-5(4H)-thione-κS]silver(I)}, [Ag2(SCN)2(C2H3N3S)4], is generated by crystallographic inversion symmetry. The independent triazole-3-thione ligands employ the exocyclic-S atoms exclusively in coordination. One acts as a terminal S-ligand and the other in a bidentate (μ2) bridging mode to provide a link between two AgI centres. Each AgI atom is also coordinated by a terminal S-bound thio­cyanate ligand, resulting in a distorted AgS4 tetra­hedral coordination geometry. An intra­molecular N—H⋯S(thio­cyanate) hydrogen bond is noted. In the crystal, amine-N—H⋯S(thione), N—H⋯N(triazol­yl) and N—H⋯N(thio­cyanate) hydrogen bonds give rise to a three-dimensional architecture. The packing is consolidated by triazolyl-C—H⋯S(thio­cyanate), triazolyl-C—H⋯N(thiocyanate) and S⋯S [3.2463 (9) Å] inter­actions as well as face-to-face π–π stacking between the independent triazolyl rings [inter-centroid separation = 3.4444 (15) Å]. An analysis of the calculated Hirshfeld surfaces shows the three major contributors are due to N⋯H/H⋯N, S⋯H/H⋯S and C⋯H/H⋯C contacts, at 35.8, 19.4 and 12.7%, respectively; H⋯H contacts contribute only 7.6% to the overall surface.