A1 Journal article (refereed)
Cd12Ag32(SePh)36 : Non-Noble Metal Doped Silver Nanoclusters (2019)

Bootharaju, M. S., Chang, H., Deng, G., Malola, S., Baek, W., Häkkinen, H., Zheng, N., & Hyeon, T. (2019). Cd12Ag32(SePh)36 : Non-Noble Metal Doped Silver Nanoclusters. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141(21), 8422-8425. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.9b03257

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All authors or editors: Bootharaju, Megalamane S.; Chang, Hogeun; Deng, Guocheng; Malola, Sami; Baek, Woonhyuk; Häkkinen, Hannu; Zheng, Nanfeng; Hyeon, Taeghwan

Journal or series: Journal of the American Chemical Society

ISSN: 0002-7863

eISSN: 1520-5126

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 141

Issue number: 21

Pages range: 8422-8425

Publisher: American Chemical Society

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.9b03257

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/64426


While there are numerous recent reports on doping of a ligand-protected noble metal nanocluster (e.g., Au and Ag) with another noble metal, non-noble metal (e.g., Cd) doping remains challenging. Here, we design a phosphine-assisted synthetic strategy and synthesize a Cd doped Ag nanocluster, Cd12Ag32(SePh)36 (SePh: selenophenolate), which exhibits characteristic UV–vis absorption features and rare near-infrared (NIR) photoluminescence at ∼1020 nm. The X-ray single crystal structure reveals an asymmetric two-shell Ag4@Ag24 metal kernel protected by four nonplanar Cd3Ag(SePh)9 metal–ligand frameworks. Furthermore, the electronic structure analysis shows that the cluster is a 20-electron “superatom” and density functional theory predicts that its chiral optical response is comparable to the well-known Au38(SR)24 cluster. Our synthetic approach will pave a new path for introducing other non-noble metals into noble metal nanoclusters for exploring their effect on optical and chemical properties.

Keywords: nanoparticles

Free keywords: silver nanoclusters; noble metal doping

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Reporting Year: 2019

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