[Ag(mu-sac)(mu-ppz)](n), 1 and [Ag(mu-sac)(mu-bheppz)](n), 2 (sac = saccharinate, ppz = piperazine and bheppz = N,N'-bis(2-hydroxyethyl)piperazine) have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analyses, FT-IR, TGA/DTA and X-ray diffraction. Both complexes crystallize in the triclinic P (1) over bar space group and consist of one-dimensional coordination polymers. The silver(I) coordination environments in 1 and 2 are distorted T-shaped and tetrahedral, respectively. Silver(I) ions are doubly bridged by sac ligands, and further connected by ppz or bheppz bridges into linear infinite chains. The sac shows bidentate bridging mode, involving N- and carbonyl O-atoms in 1, while N- and sulfonyl O-atoms in 2. The polymeric chains are assembled into two-dimensional networks by hydrogen bonds and aromatic pi(sac)-pi(sac) stacking interactions. IR spectra and thermal analysis data are in agreement with the crystal structure. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.