Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
Online ISSN : 1348-0634
Print ISSN : 0009-2673
ISSN-L : 0009-2673
Vol. 80 Commemorative Accounts
Understanding Clusters toward the Design of Functional Molecules and Nanomaterials
N. Jiten SinghEun Cheol LeeYoung Cheol ChoiHan Myoung LeeKwang S. Kim
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2007 Volume 80 Issue 8 Pages 1437-1450


In this account, we highlight the theoretical investigations of various cluster systems comprising of water clusters, π-containing clusters, and metallic clusters. We illustrate how these investigations help us understand and design structures and properties of nanowires, novel functional ionophores/receptors, and nanomaterials. Many of these theoretically predicted systems have been experimentally realized and some of the predicted structures/properties are left for the future which of course could be promising challenges for experimentalists.

Theoretical investigations of various clusters comprising of water, ions, π-systems, and metals help us design and understand structures and properties of nanowires, nanomaterials, and novel functional ionophores/receptors. Fullsize Image
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