Dual emitting Ag35nanocluster protected by 2-pyrene imine thiol

Arijit Jana, Papri Chakraborty, Wakeel Ahmed Dar, Sourov Chandra, Esma Khatun, M. P. Kannan, Robin H.A. Ras, Thalappil Pradeep*

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In this communication, we present the synthesis of 2-pyrene imine thiol (2-PIT)-protected Ag35 nanoclusters using a ligand exchange-induced structural transformation reaction. The formation of the nanocluster and its composition were confirmed through several spectroscopic and electron microscopic studies. The UV-vis absorption spectrum showed a set of characteristic features of the nanocluster. This nanocluster showed blue emission under UV light due to pyrene to metal corecharge-transfer, and NIR emission due to charge-transfer within the metal core. This is the first report on dual emitting pyrene protected atomically precise silver nanoclusters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12550-12553
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number83
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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