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An organometallic route to chiroptically active ZnO nanocrystals

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Abstract

The unique optical properties of zinc oxide nanocrystals (ZnO NCs) are strongly dependent on both the properties and the composition of the inorganic core–organic ligand interface. Developing a novel organometallic self-supporting approach, we report on the synthesis and characterization of ZnO nanocrystals coated by chiral monoanionic aminoalcoholate ligands. The resulting ZnO NCs are both chiroptically active and possess size dependent optical properties. The size and in consequence the emission color of the ZnO NCs could be simply adjusted by the characteristic of the aminoalcohol used.

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The article was received on 21 Apr 2017, accepted on 17 Jul 2017 and first published on 19 Jul 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR02843A
Citation: Nanoscale, 2017,9, 14782-14786
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    An organometallic route to chiroptically active ZnO nanocrystals

    E. Chwojnowska, M. Wolska-Pietkiewicz, J. Grzonka and J. Lewiński, Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 14782
    DOI: 10.1039/C7NR02843A

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