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Ligand Modification of Au25 Nanoclusters for Near-Infrared Photocatalytic Oxidative Functionalization

Shuxin Wang*, Li Tang, Baogui Cai, Zhengmao Yin, Yangfeng Li, Lin Xiong, Xi Kang, Jun Xuan*, Yong Pei and Manzhou Zhu*

*Department of Chemistry, Anhui University, Hefei, Anhui 230601, China, Email:,,

S. Wang, L. Tang, B. Cai, Z. Yin, Y. Li, L. Xiong, X. Kang, J. Xuan, Y. Pei, M. Zhu, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2022, 144, 3787-3792.

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c01570

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The arylthiolated Au25(F-Ph)18- nanocluster is synthesized and characterized. Ligands avoid distortion of the geometric structure, limit the Jahn-Teller effect, and protect the nanocluster from oxidization. The low energy gap (HOMO-LUMO) of the synthetic clusters enables photocatalytic oxidative functionalization reactions mediated by near-infrared light (850 nm).

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Au25 nanocluster

Key Words

Sulfoxides, α-Hydroxylation, Indanones, Oxygen

ID: J48-Y2022