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    Structures of Cu n + (n = 3-10) Clusters Obtained by Infrared Action Spectroscopy

    , Article Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters ; Volume 10, Issue 9 , 2019 , Pages 2151-2155 ; 19487185 (ISSN) Lushchikova, O. V ; Huitema, D. M. M ; López Tarifa, P ; Visscher, L ; Jamshidi, Z ; Bakker, J. M ; Sharif University of Technology
    American Chemical Society  2019
    Coinage metal clusters are of great importance for a wide range of scientific fields, ranging from microscopy to catalysis. Despite their clear fundamental and technological importance, the experimental structural determination of copper clusters has attracted little attention. We fill this gap by elucidating the structure of cationic copper clusters through infrared (IR) photodissociation spectroscopy of Cu n + -Ar m complexes. Structures of Cu n + (n = 3-10) are unambiguously assigned based on the comparison of experimental IR spectra in the 70-280 cm -1 spectral range with spectra calculated using density functional theory. Whereas Cu 3 + and Cu 4 + are planar, starting from n = 5, Cu n +... 

    Interactions of coinage metal clusters with histidine and their effects on histidine acidity; Theoretical investigation

    , Article Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry ; Volume 10, Issue 47 , Oct , 2012 , Pages 9373-9382 ; 14770520 (ISSN) Javan, M. J ; Jamshidi, Z ; Tehrani, Z. A ; Fattahi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Understanding the nature of interaction between metal nanoparticles and biomolecules such as amino acids is important in the development and design of biosensors. In this paper, binding of M3 clusters (M = Au, Ag and Cu) with neutral and anionic forms of histidine amino acid was studied using density functional theory (DFT-B3LYP). It was found that the interaction of histidine with M3 clusters is governed by two major bonding factors: (a) the anchoring N-M and O-M bonds and (b) the nonconventional N-H⋯M and O-H⋯M hydrogen bonds. The nature of these chemical bonds has been investigated based on quantum theory of atoms in molecules (QTAIM) and natural bond orbital (NBO) analyses. In the next...