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First enantioseparation and circular dichroism spectra of Au38 clusters protected by achiral ligands
Bestowing chirality to metals is central in fields such as heterogeneous catalysis and modern optics. Although the bulk phase of metals is symmetric, their surfaces can become chiral throughExpand
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Size exclusion chromatography for semipreparative scale separation of Au38(SR)24 and Au40(SR)24 and larger clusters.
Size exclusion chromatography (SEC) on a semipreparative scale (10 mg and more) was used to size-select ultrasmall gold nanoclusters (<2 nm) from polydisperse mixtures. In particular, the ubiquitousExpand
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Au99(SPh)42 nanomolecules: aromatic thiolate ligand induced conversion of Au144(SCH2CH2Ph)60.
A new aromatic thiolate protected gold nanomolecule Au99(SPh)42 has been synthesized by reacting the highly stable Au144(SCH2CH2Ph)60 with thiophenol, HSPh. The ubiquitous Au144(SR)60 is known forExpand
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Ligand dependence of the synthetic approach and chiroptical properties of a magic cluster protected with a bicyclic chiral thiolate.
Chiral gold clusters stabilised by enantiopure thiolates were prepared, size-selected and characterised by circular dichroism and mass spectrometry. The product distribution is found to be ligandExpand
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Polymer nanoencapsulated rare earth aerogels: chemically complex but stoichiometrically similar core–shell superstructures with skeletal properties of pure compounds
Rare earth (RE) aerogels combine the typical high porosity of aerogels with useful electrical, magnetic, optical and catalytic properties of the skeletal framework. RE aerogels were prepared byExpand
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Organosoluble Au102(SPh)44 Nanomolecules: Synthesis, Isolation, Compositional Assignment, Core Conversion, Optical Spectroscopy, Electrochemistry, and Theoretical Analysis
Characterization of p-mercaptobenzoic acid (p-MBA) protected Au102(p-MBA)44 nanomolecules has been so far limited by its water-soluble ligand system. In this work we report the first synthesis andExpand
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Electrospray ionization mass spectrometry of uniform and mixed monolayer nanoparticles: Au25[S(CH2)2Ph]18 and Au25[S(CH2)2Ph]18-x(SR)x.
New approaches to electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS)-with exact compositional assignments-of small (Au25) nanoparticles with uniform and mixed protecting organothiolate monolayers areExpand
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Au36(SPh)23 nanomolecules.
A new core size protected completely by an aromatic thiol, Au(36)(SPh)(23), is synthesized and characterized by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and UV-visible spectroscopy. The synthesis involving coreExpand
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Gold nanoparticles with perfluorothiolate ligands.
Two syntheses of gold nanoparticles with fluorinated alkyl and aryl thiolate ligands are reported. The fluorous Au nanoparticles are smaller than previous gold fluor-capped examples, and are in theExpand
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A scalable synthesis of highly stable and water dispersible Ag44(SR)30 nanoclusters
We report the synthesis of atomically monodisperse thiol-protected silver nanoclusters [Ag44(SR)30 ]m, (SR = 5-mercapto-2-nitrobenzoic acid) in which the product nanocluster is highly stable inExpand
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