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Active Sites, Spin and Reactivity of Clusters

Atomic Clusters exhibit highly size selective reactivity; the addition or removal of a single atom or electron may greatly change the reactivity of a cluster.

Under Construction.

References-Active Sites

  1. P.J. Roach, W.H. Woodward, A.W. Castleman Jr., A.C. Reber, and S.N. Khanna. "Complementary Active Sites Cause Size Selective Reactivity of Aluminum Cluster Anions with Water." Science 323 492 (2009).
  2. D.E. Bergeron, P.J. Roach, A.W. Castleman Jr., N. Jones, and S.N. Khanna. "Al Cluster Superatoms as Halogens in Polyhalides and as Alkaline Earths in Iodide Salts " Science 307 231 (2005).
  3. J.U. Reveles, S.N. Khanna, P.J. Roach, and A.W. Castleman Jr. "Multiple valence superatoms " Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 103 18405 (2006).
  4. A.C. Reber, S.N. Khanna, and A.W. Castleman Jr. "Superatom Compounds, Clusters, and Assemblies: Ultra Alkali Motifs and Architectures. " J. Amer. Chem Soc. 129 10189 (2007).
  5. A.C. Reber, S.N. Khanna, P.J. Roach, W.H. Woodward, and A.W. Castleman Jr. "Spin Accomodation and Reactivity of Aluminum Based Clusters with O2" J. Amer. Chem Soc. 129 16098 (2007).
  6. A.W. Castleman Jr., and S.N. Khanna. "Clusters, Superatoms, and Building Blocks of New Materials." J. Phys. Chem. C 113 2664.


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