σ-Holes and σ-lumps direct the Lewis basic and acidic interactions of noble metal nanoparticles: introducing regium bonds

Joakim Halldin Stenlid, Adam Johannes Johansson, Tore Brinck
2018 Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP  
Using local DFT-based probes for electrostatic as well as charge transfer/polarization interactions, we are able to characterize Lewis basic and acidic sites on copper, silver and gold nanoparticles.
doi:10.1039/c7cp06259a pmid:29319082 fatcat:lty4aeurmrfahd7duvsey5jyxq