Mixed-metal coordination networks constructed from Hg(CN)2 rods and Hg⋯Naz (az = azide) secondary interactions: Syntheses and structures of Hg(CN)2·(N3)2· Cu(C5H5N)2 and NaHg(CN)2· (N3)2·Cu(N3)

William T.A. Harrison*, Ejaz, Islam Ullah Khan

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The syntheses and crystal structures of Hg(CN)2·(N 3)2·Cu(C5H5N)2 (1) and NaHg(CN)2·(N3)2·Cu(N 3)(C3H10N2)2 (2) are reported. The interplay between linear Hg(CN)2 and N3- building units by way of long Hg⋯N secondary interactions leads to new types of hybrid inorganic-organic networks in these phases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2181-2185
Number of pages5
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2011


  • Azide anion
  • Coordination network
  • Crystal structure
  • Mercury


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