The Effect of Synthetic Procedures on Formation of Two Silver Coordination Polymers and their Antibacterial Activities

Document Type : Research Paper


1 School of Chemistry, College of Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Materials Science and Technology, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand


The effect of synthesis procedure on formation of [Ag2(μ2-py-4-c)2]n (1) and {[Ag(py-4-c)(Hpy-4-c)]1/2.[Ag(py-4-c)]}n (2) coordination polymers (py-4-c = pyridine-4-carboxylate) were studied. Pyridine-4-carboxylic acid (Hpy-4-c) was deprotonated by KOH and the anionic ligand was become available for interaction with the metal ion. AgNO3 was added to the ligand solution with two different rates in two conditions of bulk and ultrasonic bath which yielded to [Ag2(μ2-py-4-c)2]n (1) on stirrer and a different coordination polymer in ultrasonic bath, {[Ag(py-4-c)(Hpy-4-c)]1/2.[Ag(py-4-c)]}n (2). Formation of [Ag2(μ2-py-4-c)2]n (1) and {[Ag(py-4-c)(Hpy-4-c)]1/2.[Ag(py-4-c)]}n (2) were investigated with different analyses such as Powder X-ray Diffraction (PXRD), Fourier-Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Moreover, antibacterial activity of the samples was investigated against both gram-negative (E. coli) and gram-positive (S. aureus) bacteria’s.

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The Effect of Synthetic Procedures on Formation of Two Silver Coordination Polymers and their Antibacterial Activities


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  • Receive Date: 17 September 2020
  • Revise Date: 03 January 2021
  • Accept Date: 03 January 2021