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Alkynyl-protected gold and gold–silver nanoclusters

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Abstract

Ligand-protected metal nanoclusters as unique nanomaterials have attracted great attention. The protecting ligands that directly bind on the cluster surfaces are crucial in dictating the structures and properties of the clusters. In contrast to the extensively studied thiolates, alkynyl ligands have been found recently to be important ligands for passivating gold/silver cluster surfaces. In this Frontier article, recent advances in alkynyl-protected metal nanoclusters are overviewed, and the structures, luminescence and catalytic activities are also discussed. It is demonstrated that alkynyls are very promising ligands in the control of the structures and properties of gold/silver nanoclusters.

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Submitted
17 Dec 2016
Accepted
07 Feb 2017
First published
07 Feb 2017

Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 3427-3434
Article type
Frontier

Alkynyl-protected gold and gold–silver nanoclusters

Z. Lei, X. Wan, S. Yuan, J. Wang and Q. Wang, Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 3427
DOI: 10.1039/C6DT04763G

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