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Issue 6, 2008
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Nanoparticles connected through an ionic liquid-like network

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Silica nanoparticles linked through ionic liquid-like molecules are synthesized by two routes. The first approach utilized a bis(trialkoxysilyl)-substituted imidazolium iodide to link the silica nanoparticles. In the second approach, the silica nanoparticles were first modified by 3-chloropropyltrimethoxysilane and N-(3-trimethoxysilylpropyl)imidazole and then coupled through nucleophilic substitution. A comparison of both approaches shows that the second approach results in a more efficient interfacing of nanoparticles.

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The article was received on 31 Aug 2007, accepted on 26 Nov 2007 and first published on 05 Dec 2007

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B713442H
J. Mater. Chem., 2008,18, 640-646

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    Nanoparticles connected through an ionic liquid-like network

    M. Litschauer and M. Neouze, J. Mater. Chem., 2008, 18, 640
    DOI: 10.1039/B713442H

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