A luminescent 1D silver polymer containing [2.2]paracyclophane ligands

Campbell F. R. Mackenzie, Lucie Delforce, D. Rota Martir, David B. Cordes, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Eli Zysman-Colman*

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[2.2]Paracyclophane scaffolds have seen limited use as building blocks in supramolecular chemistry. Here, we report the synthesis and characterization of a 1D coordination polymer consisting of silver(I) ions bound to a [2.2]paracyclophane scaffold functionalized with two 4-pyridyl units. The structure of the polymer has been determined from single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis and reveals two different silver coordination motifs that alternate along the 1D coordination polymer. The coordination polymer exhibits strong blue and sky-blue fluorescence in solution and in the crystalline solid state, respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Article number728845
Number of pages6
JournalFrontiers in Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 2 Aug 2021


  • Coordination polymer
  • Cyclophane
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Silver


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