We report a high yielding synthesis of truly monodisperse, thiolate-protected silver clusters via a rationally designed approach. The cluster composition was determined by electrospray ionization (ESI) mass spectrometry to be Ag(7)(DMSA)(4), where DMSA represents meso-2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid. The Ag(7) thiolate clusters exhibit distinct optical… (More)
The Sm(III) ion in the title compound, [SmCl(3)(C(12)H(10)N(2)O)(3)], shows a coordination number of nine with a slightly distorted tricapped trigonal prismatic geometry based on a Cl(3)N(6) donor set. The mol-ecular structure is stabilized by three intra-molecular O-H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds.