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Intramolecular Metal Exchange Reaction Promoted by Thiol Ligands

Department of Chemistry and Centre for Atomic Engineering of Advanced Materials, Anhui Province Key Laboratory of Chemistry for Inorganic/Organic Hybrid Functionalized Materials, Anhui University, Hefei 230601, Anhui, China
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Nanomaterials 2018, 8(12), 1070;
Received: 29 November 2018 / Revised: 13 December 2018 / Accepted: 13 December 2018 / Published: 19 December 2018
The synthesis of an alloy nanocluster that is atomically precise is the key to understanding the metal synergy effect at the atomic level. Using the Ag2Au25(SR)18 nanocluster as a model, we reported a third approach for the metal exchange reaction, that is, intramolecular metal exchange. The surface adsorbed metal ions (i.e., Ag) can be exchanged with the kernel metal atoms (i.e., Au) that are promoted by thiol ligands. The exchanged gold atoms can be further stripped by the thiol ligands, and produce the AgxAu25−x(SR)18 nanocluster. View Full-Text
Keywords: alloy; metal exchange; atomically precise alloy; metal exchange; atomically precise
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Li, Y.; Chen, M.; Wang, S.; Zhu, M. Intramolecular Metal Exchange Reaction Promoted by Thiol Ligands. Nanomaterials 2018, 8, 1070.

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Li Y, Chen M, Wang S, Zhu M. Intramolecular Metal Exchange Reaction Promoted by Thiol Ligands. Nanomaterials. 2018; 8(12):1070.

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