Electronic structure and bonding of the metal cluster compound Au55(PPh3)12Cl6

Thiel, Roger C. and Benfield, Robert E. and Zanoni, Roberto and Smit, Huub H. A. and Dirken, Mark W. (1993) Electronic structure and bonding of the metal cluster compound Au55(PPh3)12Cl6. Zeitschrift für Physik D Atoms, Molecules and Clusters, 26 (1-4). pp. 162-165. ISSN 0178-7683. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

We discuss the electronic structure, bonding and physical properties of the gold cluster compound Au55(PPh3)12Cl6. Results from our experimental measurements, including EXAFS, specific heat, Mossbauer, UV-visible and photoelectron spectroscopy, are combined with those of other work to form a consistent physical picture of the system. The bonding in Au55(PPh3)12Cl6 is much more delocalised and non-directional than in smaller gold cluster molecules. The Au55 cluster exhibits a substantial degree of metallic bonding, while displaying some of the characteristics of a discrete energy level spectrum.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: O.O. Odanye
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2009 20:23
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2014 10:27
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/20713 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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