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Hydride, chloride, and bromide show similar electronic effects in the Au9(PPh3)83+ nanocluster

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Abstract

Recent experimental and computational results have suggested that a hydride bound to the Au9(PPh3)83+ gold nanocluster donates its electrons to the metal core, forming an 8-electron cluster. We present electronic absorption spectra of precisely mass-selected Au9(PPh3)83+ clusters featuring a surface hydride, chloride, or bromide. Comparison of these spectra shows that H, Cl, or Br perturb the electronic structure of the Au9(PPh3)83+ core in similar ways. This suggests that hydride and halides play similar roles electronically in this cluster, and thus are either both metallic or both ligand-like.

Graphical abstract: Hydride, chloride, and bromide show similar electronic effects in the Au9(PPh3)83+ nanocluster

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Submitted
12 Oct 2019
Accepted
21 Dec 2019
First published
23 Dec 2019

Chem. Commun., 2020, Advance Article
Article type
Communication

Hydride, chloride, and bromide show similar electronic effects in the Au9(PPh3)83+ nanocluster

A. Cirri, H. M. Hernández and C. J. Johnson, Chem. Commun., 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9CC08009K

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