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Synthesis of a Au44(SR)28 nanocluster: structure prediction and evolution from Au28(SR)20, Au36(SR)24 to Au44(SR)28

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Abstract

We report the synthesis of a Au44(SR)28 nanocluster (SR = 4-tert-butylbenzenethiolate). Based on the structural rules learned from the known Au28(SR)20 and Au36(SR)24 structures, we propose a plausible structure for Au44(SR)28, which is predicted to comprise a six-interpenetrating cuboctahedral Au36 kernel protected by four dimeric staples and sixteen bridging thiolates, i.e. Au36[Au2(SR)3]4(SR)16.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of a Au44(SR)28 nanocluster: structure prediction and evolution from Au28(SR)20, Au36(SR)24 to Au44(SR)28

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The article was received on 16 Sep 2013, accepted on 17 Oct 2013 and first published on 05 Nov 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47089J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 55-57
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    Synthesis of a Au44(SR)28 nanocluster: structure prediction and evolution from Au28(SR)20, Au36(SR)24 to Au44(SR)28

    C. Zeng, Y. Chen, G. Li and R. Jin, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 55
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47089J

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