Preparation of primary amine derivatives of the magic-size nanocluster (CdSe)13

Yuanyuan Wang, Yi Hsin Liu, Ying Zhang, Paul J. Kowalski, Henry W. Rohrs, William E. Buhro*

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Four [(CdSe)13(RNH2)13] derivatives (R = n-propyl, n-pentyl, n-octyl, and oleyl) are prepared by reaction of Cd(OAc) 2·2H2O and selenourea in the corresponding primary-amine solvent. Nanoclusters grow in spontaneously formed amine-bilayer templates and are characterized by elemental analysis, IR spectroscopy, UV-vis spectroscopy, TEM, and low-angle XRD. Derivative [(CdSe)13(n- propylamine)13] is isolated as a yellowish-white solid (MP 98 C) on the gram scale. These compounds are the first derivatives of magic-size CdSe nanoclusters to be isolated in purity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2933-2938
Number of pages6
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar 18
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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