Small molecules induce mesocrystal formation: nanoparticle aggregation directed by self-assembling calixarenes

Andrew Baynton, Tomoko Radomirovic, Mark Ogden, Colin Raston, William Richmond, Franca Jones

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    Abstract

    Calixarenes have been shown to induce mesocrystal formation of barium sulfate, despite being relatively low molecular weight additives. Scanning probe microscopy has shown that a possible mechanism is the self-assembling properties of the calixarene resulting in steric stabilization of the nanoparticles, comparable to that typically requiring polymeric additives.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)109-112
    Number of pages4
    JournalCrystEngComm
    Volume13
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2011

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