In Situ Analysis of Inorganic and Organometallic Clusters

Inogranic Clusters

The detailed in situ analysis of inorganic and organometallic clusters is becoming increasingly important as researchers now routinely synthesize cluster compounds for use as secondary building units. In the series of experiments which follow, we used DLS to study the formation and reactivity of the well-characterized zirconium tetramer, [Zr4 (OH)8 (H2O)]8+, as well as a recently characterized zirconium-glycine cluster, [Zr6 (O)4 (OH)4 (H2O)8 (Gly)8]12+.