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Received 22 November 2011
Accepted 29 November 2011
Online 3 December 2011

Key indicators
Single-crystal X-ray study
T = 296 K
Mean [sigma](C-C) = 0.006 Å
R = 0.036
wR = 0.116
Data-to-parameter ratio = 12.4
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Bis{2-[(pyridin-4-yl-[kappa]N)sulfanyl]pyrazine}silver(I) tetrafluoridoborate

aDepartment of Chemistry, Capital Normal University, Beijing 100048, People's Republic of China
Correspondence e-mail: wanchqing@yahoo.com.cn

In the title mononuclear complex, [Ag(C9H7N3S)2]BF4, the AgI ion adopts a virtually linear coordination geometry [N-Ag-N = 178.06 (11)°] with the two ligands bound to the metal atom via the pyridine N atoms. The metal-coordinated pyridine rings are almost coplanar, making a dihedral angle of 1.5 (2)°, while the two pendent pyrazine rings are arranged on the same side of the N-Ag-N line. Along the a axis, the mononuclear coordination units are stacked with [pi]-[pi] interactions between the pyridine rings [centroid-centroid distance = 3.569 (4) Å], leading to infinite chains. The chains are interconnected through intermolecular N(pyrazine)...[pi](pyrazine) interactions forming layers parallel to the ab plane [N...centroid = 3.268 (5) Å]. These layers are further stacked along the c-axis direction, furnishing a three-dimensional supramolecular framework with the tetrafluoridoborate anions embedded within the interstices.

Related literature

For metal complexes with chalcogenobispyridines and derivates, see: Baradello et al. (2004[Baradello, L., Lo Schiavo, S., Nicolò, F., Alibrandi, G., Tresoldi, G. & Lanza, S. (2004). Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. pp. 3358-3369.]); Dunne et al. (1997[Dunne, S. J., Summers, L. A. & von Nagy-Felsobuki, E. I. (1997). Coord. Chem. Rev. 165, 1-92.]). For the crystal structures of di-2-pyridyl sulfide and its N-positional isomer complexes, see: Jung et al. (2001[Jung, O.-S., Kim, Y. J., Lee, Y.-A., Chae, H. K., Jang, H. G. & Hong, J. (2001). Inorg. Chem. 40, 2105-2110.], 2003[Jung, O.-S., Kim, Y. J., Lee, Y.-A., Park, K.-M. & Lee, S. S. (2003). Inorg. Chem. 42, 844-850.]). For the N(pyrazinyl)...centroid(pyrazinyl) distance in {[Ni(L)(NO3)2]}[infinity] (L = bis(2-pyrazylmethyl)sulfide), see: Black et al. (2007[Black, C. A., Hanton, L. R. & Spicer, M. D. (2007). Inorg. Chem. 46, 3669-3679.]); For van der Waals radii, see: Bondi (1964[Bondi, A. (1964). J. Phys. Chem. 68, 441-451.]) and for the half thickness of phenyl rings, see: Malone et al. (1997[Malone, J. F., Murray, C. M., Charlton, M. H., Docherty, R. & Lavery, A. J. (1997). J Chem. Soc. Faraday Trans. 93, 3429-3436.]).

[Scheme 1]

Experimental

Crystal data
  • [Ag(C9H7N3S)2]BF4

  • Mr = 573.15

  • Monoclinic, P 21 /n

  • a = 7.2232 (2) Å

  • b = 16.4826 (3) Å

  • c = 17.6098 (4) Å

  • [beta] = 91.666 (1)°

  • V = 2095.69 (8) Å3

  • Z = 4

  • Mo K[alpha] radiation

  • [mu] = 1.22 mm-1

  • T = 296 K

  • 0.40 × 0.30 × 0.20 mm

Data collection
  • Bruker SMART APEXII CCD area-detector' diffractometer

  • Absorption correction: multi-scan (SADABS; Bruker, 2007[Bruker (2007). APEX2, SAINT and SADABS. Bruker AXS Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, USA.]) Tmin = 0.616, Tmax = 0.746

  • 14794 measured reflections

  • 3597 independent reflections

  • 3215 reflections with I > 2[sigma](I)

  • Rint = 0.028

Refinement
  • R[F2 > 2[sigma](F2)] = 0.036

  • wR(F2) = 0.116

  • S = 1.11

  • 3597 reflections

  • 289 parameters

  • H-atom parameters constrained

  • [Delta][rho]max = 0.40 e Å-3

  • [Delta][rho]min = -0.62 e Å-3

Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2007[Bruker (2007). APEX2, SAINT and SADABS. Bruker AXS Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, USA.]); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2007[Bruker (2007). APEX2, SAINT and SADABS. Bruker AXS Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, USA.]); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008[Sheldrick, G. M. (2008). Acta Cryst. A64, 112-122.]); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008[Sheldrick, G. M. (2008). Acta Cryst. A64, 112-122.]); molecular graphics: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008[Sheldrick, G. M. (2008). Acta Cryst. A64, 112-122.]); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL and PLATON (Spek, 2009[Spek, A. L. (2009). Acta Cryst. D65, 148-155.]).


Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: ZQ2141 ).


Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful for financial support from the Beijing Municipal Education Commission.

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Acta Cryst (2012). E68, m4  [ doi:10.1107/S1600536811051270 ]

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