Selective Formation of Heterometallic Ru–Ag Supramolecules via Stoichiometric Control of Multiple Different Tectons

Stoichiometric control of Ru, Ag, and tetrazolyl ligands resulted in the formation of different heterometallic Ru–Ag supramolecular architectures. Although the reaction of Ru and 5-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-1H-tetrazolyl (LH2) in a molar ratio of 2:1 or 6:4 resulted in the formation of dimeric or hexameric Ru complexes, Ag metal ions caused the Ru complexes to form three-dimensional cylindrical Ru6Ag6L6 and double-cone-shaped Ru6Ag8L6 complexes by occupying vacant coordination sites.