Kernel atoms of Au nanoclusters are packed layer-by-layer along the  direction with every full (001) monolayer composed of 8 Au atoms (Au8 unit) in nanoclusters with formula of Au8n+4 (TBBT)4n+8 (n is the number of Au8 units; TBBTH=4-tert-butylbenzenelthiol). It is unclear whether the kernel atoms can be stacked in a defective-layer way along the  direction during growth of the series of nanoclusters and how the kernel layer number affects properties. Now, a nanocluster is synthesized that is precisely characterized by mass spectrometry and single-crystal X-ray crystallography, revealing a layer stacking mode in which a half monolayer composed of 4 atoms (Au4 unit) is stacked on the full monolayer along the  direction. The size and the odevity of the kernel layer number influence the properties (polarity, photoluminescence) of gold nanoclusters. The obtained nanocluster extends the previous formula from Au8n+4 (TBBT)4n+8 to Au4n+4 (TBBT)2n+8 (n is the number of Au4 units).