Christoph Topf, Sebastian Leitner, Uwe Monkowius,
, in Acta Crystallographica Section E, Vol. 68, Nummer 3, Seite(n) m272, 2012, ISSN: 2056-9890
In the crystal structure of the title compound, [Ag3Cl(C8H15N3)6]Cl2, the AgI ion, which is located on a twofold rotation axis, exists in a T-shape coordination environment. Two carbene C atoms of the N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands are bonded tightly forming a slightly bent [Ag(NHC)2]+ cation [C-Ag-C angle = 162.80 (18)°]. Three of these complex cations are further aggregated by one bridging chloride anion, which is lying on a threefold rotoinversion axis and is only loosely binding to the Ag+ ions. The N atom of the amine group is not engaged in any coordinative bond.