A unified view of ligand-protected gold clusters as superatom complexes.

  title={A unified view of ligand-protected gold clusters as superatom complexes.},
  author={Michael Walter and Jaakko Akola and Olga Lopez-Acevedo and Pablo D Jadzinsky and Guillermo Calero and Christopher J Ackerson and Robert L. Whetten and Henrik Gr{\"o}nbeck and Hannu H{\"a}kkinen},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={105 27},
Synthesis, characterization, and functionalization of self-assembled, ligand-stabilized gold nanoparticles are long-standing issues in the chemistry of nanomaterials. Factors driving the thermodynamic stability of well documented discrete sizes are largely unknown. Herein, we provide a unified view of principles that underlie the stability of particles protected by thiolate (SR) or phosphine and halide (PR(3), X) ligands. The picture has emerged from analysis of large-scale density functional… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 185 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 102 extracted citations

186 Citations

Citations per Year
Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 186 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…