An Ultrastable 155-Nuclei Silver Nanocluster Protected by Thiacalix[4]arene and Cyclohexanethiol for Photothermal Conversion

Wang Z., ALKAN F., Aikens C. M., Kurmoo M., Zhang Z., Song K., ...More

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol.61, no.31, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 31
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/anie.202206742
  • Journal Name: Angewandte Chemie - International Edition
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, L'Année philologique, Applied Science & Technology Source, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Compendex, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Keywords: C-5h Symmetry, ESI-MS, Photothermal Conversion, Silver Nanocluster, Thiacalix[4]arenes, COORDINATION CAGE, CLUSTERS, BULKY, IONS
  • Kayseri University Affiliated: No


© 2022 Wiley-VCH GmbH.Thiacalix[4]arenes have emerged as a family of macrocyclic ligands to protect metal nanoparticles, but it remains a great challenge to solve the mystery of their structures at the atomic level, especially for those larger than 2 nm. Here, we report the largest known mixed-valence silver nanocluster [Ag155(CyS)40(TC4A)5Cl2] (Ag155) protected by deprotonated cyclohexanethiol (CySH) and macrocyclic ligand p-tert-butylthiacalix[4]arene (H4TC4A). Its single-crystal structure consists of a metallic core of four concentric shells, Ag13@Ag42@Ag30@Ag70, lined with a organic skin of 40CyS− and 5TC4A4− and 2Cl−. Ag155 manifests an unusual pseudo-5-fold symmetry dictated by the intrinsic metal atom packing and the regioselective distribution of mixed protective ligands. This work not only reveals a macrocyclic ligand effect on the formation of a large silver nanocluster, but also provides a new structural archetype for comprehensively perceiving their interface and metal kernel structures.