Date Published: February 01, 2012
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Zhao-Peng Deng, Shan Gao, Seik Weng Ng.
The reaction of silver nitrate with 5-chloro-2-hydroxybenzenesulfonic acid in the presence of ammonia yielded the title salt, (NH4)[Ag(NH3)2](C6H4ClO4S)2·3H2O. The AgI ion shows linear coordination [N—Ag—N = 175.2 (1) °]. The ammonium and diamminesilver cations, the benzenesulfonate anion and the lattice water molecules interact through an intricate network of N—H⋯O and O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds to form a three-dimensional network.
For a review of metal arenesulfonates, see: Cai (2004 ▶).