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The route to heteronuclear nanoclusters from the viewpoint of coordination chemistry

Kozitsyna, N. Yu. and Nefedov, S. E. and Dobrokhotova, Zh. B. and Ikorskii, V. N. and Stolyarov, I. P. and Vargaftik, M. N. and Moiseev , I. I. (2008) The route to heteronuclear nanoclusters from the viewpoint of coordination chemistry. Nanotechnologies in Russia, Volume 3 (3-4). pp. 166-183.

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We propose a new approach to the synthesis of heterobimetallic nanoclusters and materials proceeding from structurally related simple heterobinuclear carboxylato complexes [Pd(?-OOCR)4M] (R = Me or t-Bu) containing PdII together with transition (ZnII, CuII, NiII, CoII, MnII), alkaline-earth (CaII, SrII, BaII), and rare-earth (NdIII, SmIII, EuIII, TmIII, YbIII) complementary metals. We studied effect of the complementary metal on the molecular geometry, the reaction with N-bases, and the products of thermal transformations of the heterobinuclear complexes, which are building blocks of complex polynuclear structures. We demonstrate, using the palladium(II) zinc(II) acetate complex as an example, that the catalytically active nanoparticles produced by the reductive thermolysis of palladium(II)-based heterometallic complexes far exceed conventional catalysts in their activity and selectivity.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Functional and hybrid materials
Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:2100
Deposited By:Prof. Alexey Ivanov
Deposited On:19 Dec 2008 13:15
Last Modified:01 Feb 2009 20:28

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