Nanotechnologies in Russia

, Volume 3, Issue 3–4, pp 166–183 | Cite as

The route to heteronuclear nanoclusters from the viewpoint of coordination chemistry

  • N. Yu. Kozitsyna
  • S. E. Nefedov
  • Zh. B. Dobrokhotova
  • V. N. Ikorskii
  • I. P. Stolyarov
  • M. N. Vargaftik
  • I. I. Moiseev


We propose a new approach to the synthesis of heterobimetallic nanoclusters and materials proceeding from structurally related simple heterobinuclear carboxylato complexes [Pd(μ-OOCR)4M] (R = Me or t-Bu) containing PdII together with transition (ZnII, CuII, NiII, CoII, MnII), alkaline-earth (CaII, SrII, BaII), and rare-earth (NdIII, SmIII, EuIII, TmIII, YbIII) complementary metals. We studied effect of the complementary metal on the molecular geometry, the reaction with N-bases, and the products of thermal transformations of the heterobinuclear complexes, which are building blocks of complex polynuclear structures. We demonstrate, using the palladium(II) zinc(II) acetate complex as an example, that the catalytically active nanoparticles produced by the reductive thermolysis of palladium(II)-based heterometallic complexes far exceed conventional catalysts in their activity and selectivity.


Palladium PdZn Heterometallic Complex Acetato PdZn Alloy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Yu. Kozitsyna
    • 1
  • S. E. Nefedov
    • 1
  • Zh. B. Dobrokhotova
    • 1
  • V. N. Ikorskii
    • 2
  • I. P. Stolyarov
    • 1
  • M. N. Vargaftik
    • 1
  • I. I. Moiseev
    • 1
  1. 1.Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic ChemistryRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.International Tomography CenterRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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