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Cluster chemistry in the Noughties: new developments and their relationship to nanoparticles

Hogarth, G; Kabir, SE; Nordlander, E; (2010) Cluster chemistry in the Noughties: new developments and their relationship to nanoparticles. DALTON T , 39 (27) 6153 - 6174. 10.1039/c000514b.

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Abstract

Over the past decade, the chemistry of low-valent transition metal clusters has again come to the fore, primarily as a result of the development of nanochemistry and the realization that large clusters are on the cusp of the nano-domain. This perspective focuses on these recent developments in low-valent transition metal cluster chemistry, specifically looking at cluster-nanoparticles, the use of small and medium sized clusters as nanoparticle precursors, the development of clusters as homogeneous catalysts and hydrogen uptake and storage systems, together with fundamental discoveries relating to novel transformations that can take place within the cluster framework.

Type:Article
Title:Cluster chemistry in the Noughties: new developments and their relationship to nanoparticles
DOI:10.1039/c000514b
Keywords:N-HETEROCYCLIC CARBENE, TRANSITION-METAL CLUSTERS, PROTECTED GOLD CLUSTERS, LARGE-SCALE SYNTHESIS, X-RAY STRUCTURES, CARBONYL CLUSTERS, STRUCTURAL-CHARACTERIZATION, TRIRUTHENIUM CLUSTER, TRIOSMIUM CLUSTER, RUTHENIUM CLUSTER
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Chemistry

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