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Covalently binding atomically designed Au9 clusters to chemically modified graphene

Bosch-Navarro, Concha, Laker, Zachary P. L., Thomas, Helen R., Marsden, Alexander J., Sloan, Jeremy, Wilson, Neil R. and Rourke, Jonathan P. 2015. Covalently binding atomically designed Au9 clusters to chemically modified graphene. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 54 (33) , pp. 9560-9563. 10.1002/anie.201504334

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Atomic‐resolution transmission electron microscopy was used to identify individual Au9 clusters on a sulfur‐functionalized graphene surface. The clusters were preformed in solution and covalently attached to the surface without any dispersion or aggregation. Comparison of the experimental images with simulations allowed the rotational motion, without lateral displacement, of individual clusters to be discerned, thereby demonstrating a robust covalent attachment of intact clusters to the graphene surface.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 1433-7851
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 16 January 2019
Date of Acceptance: 6 July 2015
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2019 11:30

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