Heavily doped Au25-xAgx(SC6H11)18(-) nanoclusters: silver goes from the core to the surface.

@article{Li2016HeavilyDA,
  title={Heavily doped Au25-xAgx(SC6H11)18(-) nanoclusters: silver goes from the core to the surface.},
  author={Qi Li and Shuxin Wang and Kristin Kirschbaum and Kelly J. Lambright and Anindita Das and Rongchao Jin},
  journal={Chemical communications},
  year={2016},
  volume={52 29},
  pages={5194-7}
}
We report a method for heavy doping of the Au25(SR)18 nanocluster (where R = C6H11) with silver through the Ag(I)-thiolate complex induced size/structure transformation of Au23(SR)16(-) into Au25-xAgx(SR)18(-). X-ray crystallographic analysis revealed that Ag dopants are distributed not only in the icosahedral core but also in the surface staple motifs; the… CONTINUE READING