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

Thiel, Roger C., Benfield, Robert E., Zanoni, Roberto, Smit, Huub H. A., 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). pp. 162-165. ISSN 0178-7683. E-ISSN 1431-5866. (doi:10.1007/BF01429131) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:20713)

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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
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/BF01429131
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: O.O. Odanye
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2009 20:23 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:58 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/20713 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

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Benfield, Robert E..

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