Structure & bonding of the gold-subhalide cluster I-Au 144Cl60[z]

Alfredo Tlahuice-Flores, David M. Black, Stephan B.H. Bach, Miguel Jose-Yacamán, Robert L. Whetten

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The structure and bonding of the gold-subhalide compounds Au 144Cl60[z] are related to those of the ubiquitous thiolated gold clusters, or Faradaurates, by iso-electronic substitution of thiolate by chloride. Exact I-symmetry holds for the [z] = [2+,4+] charge-states, in accordance with new electrospray mass spectrometry measurements and the predicted electron shell filling. The high symmetry facilitates analysis of the global structure as well as the bonding network, with some striking results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19191-19195
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number44
StatePublished - Nov 28 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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