Self-assembly of a neutral luminescent Au(12) cluster with D(2) symmetry

Chem Commun (Camb). 2008 Nov 21;(43):5514-6. doi: 10.1039/b808646j. Epub 2008 Sep 22.


The preparation and characterization of luminescent neutral Au(12) shuttle-like complexes is reported which shows a cyclic framework consisting of twelve gold(i) ions arranged in a closed ring via non-covalent Au(i)Au(i) interactions to give a chiral D(2) symmetrical structure.