Journal of Cluster Science

, Volume 29, Issue 6, pp 1017–1022 | Cite as

A Tetradecanuclear Organometallic Copper(I)-Alkynide Cluster: Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Luminescent Property

  • Hong-Yan Zhuo
  • An-Yi Hu
  • Lei FengEmail author
  • Qing-Yun Liu
  • Xing-Po WangEmail author
  • Di SunEmail author
Original Paper


A novel high-nuclearity copper(I) cluster formulated as [Cu14(tBuC≡C)10(CH3COO)4] (1) was synthesized through comproportionation reaction under stirring condition. The tetradecanuclear copper(I) cluster was identified by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and characterized using UV–Vis, IR, thermogravimetric analysis, powder X-ray diffraction and elemental analyses. Interestingly, powder sample of 1 exhibits remarkable yellow luminescence at room temperature.


Copper(I)-alkynide cluster Comproportionation reaction Crystal structure Luminescence 



This work was financially supported by the NSFC (Grant No. 21571115), the Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province (Nos. JQ201803 and ZR2017MB061), the Qilu Youth Scholar Funding of Shandong University and the Fundamental Research Funds of Shandong University (

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Lab of Colloid and Interface Chemistry, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringShandong UniversityJinanPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.College of Chemical and Environmental EngineeringShandong University of Science and TechnologyQingdaoPeople’s Republic of China

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