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Surface Coordination of Multiple Ligands Endows N‐Heterocyclic Carbene‐Stabilized Gold Nanoclusters with High Robustness and Surface Reactivity (2020)


Shen, Hui; Xu, Zhen; Hazer, Maryam Sabooni Asre; Wu, Qingyuan; Peng, Jiang; Qin, Ruixuan; Malola, Sami; Teo, Boon K.; Häkkinen, Hannu; Zheng, Nanfeng (2020). Surface Coordination of Multiple Ligands Endows N‐Heterocyclic Carbene‐Stabilized Gold Nanoclusters with High Robustness and Surface Reactivity. Angewandte Chemie, Early online. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202013718


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All authors or editors: Shen, Hui; Xu, Zhen; Hazer, Maryam Sabooni Asre; Wu, Qingyuan; Peng, Jiang; Qin, Ruixuan; Malola, Sami; Teo, Boon K.; Häkkinen, Hannu; Zheng, Nanfeng

Journal or series: Angewandte Chemie

ISSN: 1433-7851

eISSN: 1521-3773

Publication year: 2020

Volume: Early online

Publisher: Wiley

Publication country: Germany

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202013718

Open Access: Publication channel is not openly available

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72366

Additional information: The German version of the article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ange.202013718


Abstract

Deciphering the molecular pictures of the multi-component and non-periodic organic-inorganic interlayer is a grand technical challenge. Here we show that the atomic arrangement of hybrid surface ligands on metal nanoparticles can be precisely quantified through comprehensive characterization of a novel gold cluster, Au 44 ( i Pr 2 -bimy) 9 (PA) 6 Br 8 , which features three types of ligands, namely, carbene (1,3-diisopropylbenzimidazolin-2-ylidene, i Pr 2 -bimy), alkynyl (phenylacetylide, PA), and halide (Br), respectively. The delicately balanced stereochemical effects and bonding capabilities of the three ligands give rise to peculiar geometrical and electronic structures. Remarkably, despite its complex and highly distorted surface structure, Au 44 ( i Pr 2 -bimy) 9 (PA) 6 Br 8 exhibits unusual catalytic properties and yet it is highly stable, both chemically and thermally. Moreover, rich reactive sites on the cluster surface raise the prospect of bio-compatibility (as it can be functionalized to yield water-soluble derivatives) and bio-applications.


Keywords: hybrids; clusters; nanostructures; interfaces (surfaces); reactivity; catalysis

Free keywords: cluster compounds; carbene ligands; nanostructures; surface reactivities; catalysis


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