Atomically Precise Metal Nanoclusters

Atomically Precise Metal Nanoclusters

1st Edition - October 8, 2022

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  • Editor: Thalappil Pradeep
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323908795
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323908801

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Atomically Precise Metal Nanoclusters discusses the host of exciting properties that can be better harnessed with a solid understanding of their different structures and subsequent properties at the molecular level. The book delves into the foundational chemistry of numerous key atomically precise clusters and provides guidance on key approaches employed to examine them. Beginning with an introduction to the properties and fundamental nano-chemistry of atomically precise metal nanoclusters, the book then explores key approaches for their synthesis, examination and modification, including chromatography, mass spectrometry, single crystal diffraction, electron microscopy and computational approaches. A final section covers specific nanoclusters and cluster systems. User will find the important knowledge of an experienced team of contributors who provide a detailed guide to understanding, investigating and utilizing these useful structures that is ideal for anyone working in related fields.

Key Features

  • Presents a comprehensive guide that combines key knowledge, approaches and other types of metal nanocluster
  • Supports an understanding of important interactions and approaches using clear figures
  • Highlights future needs and prospects in the field


Students and researchers in Nano-chemistry, Nanoscience, Inorganic Chemistry, Materials science and Molecular materials design across academia and industry

Table of Contents

  • 1. Atomically precise clusters of noble metals: An introduction
    2. Structure and Chemical  properties of clusters
    3. Nanocluster Assembled Solids
    4. Optical properties of metal clusters
    5. Supramolecular chemistry of nanoclusters
    6. Nanocluster-nanoparticle co-assemblies
    7. Cluster-based Metal-Organic Frameworks
    8. Synthesis of atomically precise clusters
    9. Chromatography and separation in cluster science
    10. Mass spectrometry of atomically precise clusters
    11. Spectroscopy of Gas Phase Cluster Ions
    12. Structure by single crystal X-ray diffraction
    13. Electron microscopy of clusters
    14. Computational approaches for nanocluster science
    15.  Ag and Au nanoclusters
    16. Alloy nanoclusters
    17. Naked clusters and ion chemistry of clusters
    18. Atomic precision in other nanocluster systems: chalcogenides
    19. Other metal nanoclusters
    20. Thiols as ligands and structural control of nanoclusters
    21. Hydrides, alkynyls, phosphines and amines as ligands for nanoclusters
    22. Clusters for biological applications
    23. Conclusions

Product details

  • No. of pages: 664
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: October 8, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323908795
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323908801

About the Editor

Thalappil Pradeep

Thalappil Pradeep is the Deepak Parekh Institute Chair Professor and a Professor of Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. He studied at the University of Calicut, Indian Institute of Science, UC Berkeley and Purdue. He is an author of over 478 scientific papers in journals, multiple books in the field and is an inventor of 120 patents or patent applications. Prof Pradeep is also on the editorial boards of numerous key journals, and is an associate editor of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. In addition, he is involved in the development of affordable technologies for drinking water purification, some of which have been commercialized. His technologies are supplying clean water to 10 million people each day. He is a recipient of several awards including the Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Prize, BM Birla Science Prize, National Award for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, India Nanotech Innovation Award and JC Bose National Fellowship. He is the winner of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) prize in Chemistry for the year 2018. The nation conferred the fourth highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri on him in 2020. He is also the recipient of Nikkei Asia Prize 2020. He is a Fellow of Indian National Science Academy, Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, India, Indian National Academy of Engineering, Royal Society of Chemistry, The World Academy of Sciences and American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a distinguished professor in a few institutions in India and is also on the graduate faculty of Purdue University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Deepak Parekh Institute Chair Professor and Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India

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