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Dass Group Featured on Cover of JACS

Congratulations to Prof. Amal Dass and his research group for being featured on the cover of the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS). The title of the paper is “Crystal Structure of Faradaurate-279: Au279(SPh-tBu)84 Plasmonic Nanocrystal Molecules.” This unprecedentedly large, 2.2 nm diameter, thiolate protected gold nanocrystal was named Faradaurate-279 (F-279) in honor of Michael Faraday‚Äôs (1857) pioneering work on nanoparticles. It is the smallest gold nanocrystal to exhibit metallic behavior, with a surface plasmon resonance band around 510 nm.