Metal-Cation-Directed Synthesis, Structures, and Optical Properties of Mo(W)/S(Se)/Ag Clusters: A Brief Overview

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  • Jianghua Li,

    1. China-Australia Joint Research Center for Functional Molecular Materials, Scientific Research Academy, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, P. R. China, Fax: +86-511-88797815
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  • Jinfang Zhang,

    1. China-Australia Joint Research Center for Functional Molecular Materials, Scientific Research Academy, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, P. R. China, Fax: +86-511-88797815
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  • Mark G. Humphrey,

    1. Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
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  • Chi Zhang

    1. China-Australia Joint Research Center for Functional Molecular Materials, Scientific Research Academy, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, P. R. China, Fax: +86-511-88797815
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  • Dedicated to Professor Jing Zhu on the occasion of her 75th birthday

Abstract

This article provides a concise summary of recent research progress, including synthetic strategies, structural diversity, theoretical studies, and third-order nonlinear optical (NLO) properties, on Mo(W)/S(Se)/Ag heterobimetallic clusters. It offers a preliminary analysis of their metal-cation-directed synthesis, structures, and the subtle interplay of structural–functional relationships. Furthermore, DFT was used to provide an insight into the electronic transitions and spectral characterization of these clusters. Recent trends and perspectives of these clusters as NLO materials are also described.

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