||Cluster-pi electronic interaction in a superatomic Au-13 cluster bearing sigma-bonded acetylide ligands
Sugiuchi, Mizuho Shichibu, Yukatsu ,
Nakanishi, Takayuki ,
Konishi, Katsuaki ,
13522 , 2016-07-08 , Royal Society of Chemistry
An organometallic Au-13 cluster having two sigma-bonded acetylide ligands was synthesized and its structure was determined by X-ray crystallography. Absorption spectral studies indicated the presence of electronic coupling between the superatomic Au-13 core and the acetylide pi-orbitals, which was supported by theoretical considerations.