Issue 61, 2023

Nested Keplerian architecture of [Cu58H20(SPr)36(PPh3)8]2+ nanoclusters


This article explores the challenges in synthesizing highly symmetric Cu(I)–thiolate nanoclusters and reports a nested Keplerian architecture of [Cu58H20(SPr)36(PPh3)8]2+ (Pr = CH2CH2CH3). The structure is made up of five concentric polyhedra of Cu(I) atoms, which create enough space to accommodate five ligand shells all within a range of 2 nm. This fascinating structural architecture is also linked to the unique photoluminescence properties of the nanoclusters.

Graphical abstract: Nested Keplerian architecture of [Cu58H20(SPr)36(PPh3)8]2+ nanoclusters

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Article type
13 Apr 2023
23 Jun 2023
First published
26 Jun 2023
This article is Open Access
Creative Commons BY license

Chem. Commun., 2023,59, 9336-9339

Nested Keplerian architecture of [Cu58H20(SPr)36(PPh3)8]2+ nanoclusters

S. Biswas, S. Hossian, T. Kosaka, J. Sakai, D. Arima, Y. Niihori, M. Mitsui, D. Jiang, S. Das, S. Wang and Y. Negishi, Chem. Commun., 2023, 59, 9336 DOI: 10.1039/D3CC01811C

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