Growth Mechanism: From Au(I)–Thiolate Complexes to Au25 Nanoclusters

Communication: Toward Understanding the Growth Mechanism: Tracing All Stable Intermediate Species from Reduction of Au(I)–Thiolate Complexes to Evolution of Au25 Nanoclusters

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S31-Au-CO-redox-mechanism

Figure S31. Schematic illustration of the mechanism of the redox reaction between Au(I) complex precursors and CO that leads to the initial formation of thiolated Au NCs.

S32-bottom-up-growth-of-Au-NCs

Figure S32. Schematic illustration of the bottom-up growth of thiolated Au NCs.

Scheme-1-Au11-formation

Scheme 1. Proposed Reduction-Growth Formation of Au11(SR)9.

Scheme-2-iso-dis-and-com-rxn

Scheme 2. Isoelectronic Addition, Disproportionation, and Comproportionation Reactions Occurred during the Size- Focusing Process (Stage II) of the Synthesis.

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