Inside Cover: All-Metal Clusters that Mimic the Chemistry of Halogens (ChemPhysChem 14/2013)

Authors

  • Tianshan Zhao,

    1. Center for Applied Physics and Technology, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (PR China)
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  • Yawei Li,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (PR China)
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  • Prof. Qian Wang,

    Corresponding author
    1. Center for Applied Physics and Technology, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (PR China)
    2. Department of Physics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284 (USA)
    • Center for Applied Physics and Technology, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (PR China)
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  • Prof. Puru Jena

    1. Department of Physics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284 (USA)
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Abstract

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Au can behave like H in forming super- and hyperhalogens with Au acting either as a ligand or as a central atom. Similar to AlH4 and HF2, AlAu4 and AuF2 are superhalogens. They can also form hyperhalogens, such as Na(AlAu4)2 and AuF2[BOND]Au[BOND]AuF2, as shown on p. 3227 by Q. Wang et al.

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