Synthesis and characterization of the Au11 cluster with sterically demanding phosphine ligands by single crystal X-ray diffraction and XPS spectroscopy

Keiko Nunokawa, Satoru Onaka, Tadashi Yamaguchi, Tasuku Ito, Seiji Watase, Masami Nakamoto

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A new Au11 cluster with (m-CF3C6H 4)3P ligands has been synthesized and characterized by single crystal X-ray and XPS analysis. The cluster has an incomplete icosahedral skeleton similar to known Au11X3(PR 3)7 clusters, but a stronger distortion from the ideal symmetry has been caused by introducing CF3 substituents at a meta-position of each phenyl ring of PR3 ligands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1601-1602
Number of pages2
JournalBulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


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