Ming Fang, Bin Zhao
March 12, 2015
The last few years have seen an increasing interest in the study of lanthanide-silver (Ln-Ag) heterometallic coordination polymers due to their potential applications. It has led to intense activity of chemists to produce Ln-Ag heterometallic coordination polymers and investigate their properties. In this review, we summarize recent research development in the fascinating and challenging field of Ln-Ag heterometallic coordination polymers. This review covers 182 Ln-Ag heterometallic coordination polymers, which are categorized by the kind of ligand as N-heterocyclic carboxylate ligands and others. There are three categories of Ln-Ag coordination polymer based on N-heterocyclic carboxylate ligands: one dimensional (1D), 2D, and 3D. The 3D part was divided into Ln-Ag coordination polymers based on pyridine carboxylate ligands and other N-heterocyclic carboxylate ligands. This perspective illustrates the coordination features of compounds constructed by N-heterocyclic carboxylate ligands. Luminescent properties are also discussed.