Isolation of the magic-size CdSe nanoclusters [(CdSe) 13(n- octylamine) 13] and [(CdSe) 13(oleylamine) 13]

Yuanyuan Wang*, Yi Hsin Liu, Ying Zhang, Fudong Wang, Paul J. Kowalski, Henry W. Rohrs, Richard A. Loomis, Michael L. Gross, William E. Buhro

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Pure magic: CdSe nanoclusters with a magic size have previously been obtained only as mixtures. Two ligated forms of (CdSe) 13 have now been isolated by exfoliation of nanocluster-n-octylamine bilayer aggregates followed by release of [(CdSe) 13(n-octylamine) 13] or freely soluble [(CdSe) 13(oleylamine) 13] nanoclusters by ligand exchange.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6154-6157
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun 18


  • cadmium selenide
  • growth kinetics
  • ligand exchange
  • magic size
  • nanoclusters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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