Monofunctionalization and dimerization of nanoparticles using coordination chemistry

Melissa Dewi, Tina Gschneidtner, Sait Elmas, Michael Ranford, Kasper Moth-Poulson, Thomas Nann

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    Abstract

    This paper describes a strategy for controlled nanoparticle dimerization by using a solid support approach. Two types of nanoparticles have been linked by using a 5-([2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridine]-4′-yloxy)pentan-1-amine (terpy-amine) iron complex. The strategy includes two major steps: first, the monofunctionalization of individual nanoparticles with terpy-amine ligand molecules on a solid support, followed by release of monofunctionalized particles and subsequent dimerization. The versatility of the approach was demonstrated by dimerizing two different types of nanoparticles: spherical gold and cube-shaped iron oxide nanoparticles.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1434-1439
    Number of pages6
    JournalACS Nano
    Volume9
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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