The two new pyrazineophanes, 5,7-dihydro-1H,3H-dithieno[3,4-b:3′,4′-e]pyrazine, C8H8N2S2, L1, and 3,4,8,10,11,13-hexahydro-1H,6H-bis([1,4]dithiocino)[6,7-b:6′,7′-e]pyrazine, C12H16N2S4, L2, both crystallize with half a molecule in the asymmetric unit; the whole molecules are generated by inversion symmetry. The molecule of L1, which is planar (r.m.s. deviation = 0.008 Å), consists of two sulfur atoms linked by a rigid tetra-2,3,5,6-methylenepyrazine unit, forming planar five-membered rings. The molecule of L2 is step-shaped and consists of two S–CH2–CH2–S chains linked by the central rigid tetra-2,3,5,6-methylenepyrazine unit, forming eight-membered rings that have twist-boat-chair configurations. In the crystals of both compounds, there are no significant intermolecular interactions present. The reaction of L1 with silver nitrate leads to the formation of a two-dimensional coordination polymer, poly[(μ-5,7-dihydro-1H,3H-dithieno[3,4-b;3′,4′-e]pyrazine-κ2 S:S′)(μ-nitrato-κ2 O:O′)silver(I)], [Ag(NO3)(C8H8N2S2)] n , (I), with the nitrato anion bridging two equivalent silver atoms. The central pyrazine ring is situated about an inversion center and the silver atom lies on a twofold rotation axis that bisects the nitrato anion. The silver atom has a fourfold AgO2S2 coordination sphere with a distorted shape. The reaction of L2 with silver nitrate also leads to the formation of a two-dimensional coordination polymer, poly[[μ33,4,8,10,11,13-hexahydro-1H,6H-bis([1,4]dithiocino)[6,7-b;6′,7′-e]pyrazine-κ3 S:S′:S′′](nitrato-κO)silver(I)], [Ag(NO3)(C12H16N2S4)] n , (II), with the nitrate anion coordinating in a monodentate manner to the silver atom. The silver atom has a fourfold AgOS3 coordination sphere with a distorted shape. In the crystals of both complexes, the networks are linked by C—H...O hydrogen bonds, forming supramolecular frameworks. There are additional C—H...S contacts present in the supramolecular framework of II.
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