Synthesis and structural characterization of an atom-precise bimetallic nanocluster, Ag4Ni2(DMSA)4

Scott R. Biltek, Sukhendu Mandal, Ayusman Sen, Arthur C. Reber, Anthony F. Pedicini, Shiv N. Khanna

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A bimetallic ligand-protected cluster, Ag4Ni2(DMSA) 4 (DMSA = meso-2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid) was synthesized and characterized through electrospray ionization mass spectroscopy. Such bimetallic clusters involving a noble metal and a first-row transition metal have not been previously reported. Theoretical calculations revealed an octahedral structure with silver atoms occupying the corners of the square plane and the nickel atoms at the apexes. Close agreement between the predicted and observed spectroscopic features was found.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-29
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 9 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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