New gigantic Palladium macrocycle opens the way to a library of nano-structures
Cronin group researchers have developed a new screening approach to cluster discovery, which could pave the way for developing a new library of nano-structures. By using a new modular approach to construction of the giant Pd84 wheel, other ligands were incorporated and two new macrocycles were discovered. These results show Palladium clusters to be a new class of tunable nanostructures, and it is hoped that the solution screening approach could lead to the discovery of large inorganic nanostructures without the need for crystallisation.
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