Molecular structure and nonlinear optical properties of a tetrasilver(I) phosphonitocavitand

Shaobin Miao, Wen Rui Yao, Dian Shun Guo, Qian Feng Zhang

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A tetrasilver(I) phosphonitocavitand was synthesized and structurally characterized. The compound crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P2 1/n with a = 15.0151(13), b = 39.832(4), c = 15.2479(14) Å β = 95.1000(2)°, V = 9083.3(14) Å3 and Z = 4. The structure contains four coplanar silver atoms bridged by four μ-Cl and one central trapped μ4-Cl atoms in the inside of the closing bowl-shaped cavitand. Nonlinear optical properties of this metal-cavitand were investigated. Optical liniiting effect with threshold of 0.6 J cm-2 was observed with the laser pulses of 7 ns at 532 nm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-165
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Nov 12 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Crystal structure
  • Nonlinear optical property
  • Phosphonitocavitand
  • Silver(I)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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