[Ag(Sn9-Sn9)]5: A homoleptic silver complex of a dimeric Sn9 Zintl anion

Jian Qiang Wang, Bernhard Wahl, Thomas F. Fässler

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Finally, a dimeric nonastannide Zintl anion: The cluster anion [Ag(Sn9-Sn9)]5-(1; see picture; blue Sn, red Ag) is obtained from Zintl anion [Sn9]4-by an oxidative coupling reaction. An X-ray structure determination reveals that the Sn - Sn exo bond is also supported by a silver cation. Moreover, 1 is the first cluster consisting only of silver and tin atoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6592-6595
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number37
StatePublished - 3 Sep 2010


  • Cluster compounds
  • Heterometallic complexes
  • Silver
  • Tin
  • Zintl anions


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