Natural Product Synthesis & Chemical Biology

14. Pd2Au36(SR)24 cluster: structure studies†

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The location of the Pd atoms in Pd2Au36(SC2H4Ph)24, is studied both experimentally and theoretically. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) indicates oxidized Pd atoms. Palladium K-edge extended X-ray absorption fine-structure (EXAFS) data clearly show Pd–S bonds, which is supported by far infrared spectroscopy and by comparing theoretical EXAFS spectra in R space and circular dichroism spectra of the staple, surface and core doped structures with experimental spectra.

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