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Ultrafine Gold Clusters Incorporated into a Metal–Organic Framework

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  • Dr. Hai-Long Jiang,

    1. National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Ikeda, Osaka 563-8577 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 72-751-7942
    2. CREST (Japan) Science and Technology Agency (JST), Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan)
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  • Qi-Pu Lin,

    1. Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350-002 (China)
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  • Dr. Tomoki Akita,

    1. National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Ikeda, Osaka 563-8577 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 72-751-7942
    2. CREST (Japan) Science and Technology Agency (JST), Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan)
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  • Bo Liu,

    1. National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Ikeda, Osaka 563-8577 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 72-751-7942
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  • Dr. Hironori Ohashi,

    1. Graduate School of Urban Environmental Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0397 (Japan)
    2. CREST (Japan) Science and Technology Agency (JST), Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan)
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  • Dr. Hiroshi Oji,

    1. Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI)/SPring-8, Kouto, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan)
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  • Dr. Tetsuo Honma,

    1. Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI)/SPring-8, Kouto, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan)
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  • Prof. Dr. Takashi Takei,

    1. Graduate School of Urban Environmental Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0397 (Japan)
    2. CREST (Japan) Science and Technology Agency (JST), Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan)
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  • Prof. Dr. Masatake Haruta,

    1. Graduate School of Urban Environmental Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0397 (Japan)
    2. CREST (Japan) Science and Technology Agency (JST), Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan)
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  • Prof. Dr. Qiang Xu

    Corresponding author
    1. National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Ikeda, Osaka 563-8577 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 72-751-7942
    2. CREST (Japan) Science and Technology Agency (JST), Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan)
    • National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Ikeda, Osaka 563-8577 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 72-751-7942
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Abstract

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Trapping gold! A novel porous metal–organic framework (MOF) with an unprecedented hexagonal (4,8)-connected topology has been assembled and characterized. By employing the resultant MOF as a host, for the first time, ultrafine Au clusters with an average atom number of 2.5 were successfully prepared and incorporated into the pores of the MOF through a simple surfactant-free method (see graphic).

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