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Issue 14, 2013
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Linking gold nanoparticles with conductive 1,4-phenylene diisocyanide–gold oligomers

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Abstract

It is demonstrated that 1,4-phenylene diisocyanide (PDI)–gold oligomers can spontaneously bridge between gold nanoparticles on mica, thereby providing a strategy for electrically interconnecting nanoelectrodes. The barrier height of the bridging oligomer is 0.10 ± 0.02 eV, within the range of previous single-molecule measurements of PDI.

Graphical abstract: Linking gold nanoparticles with conductive 1,4-phenylene diisocyanide–gold oligomers

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The article was received on 21 Nov 2012, accepted on 02 Jan 2013 and first published on 03 Jan 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC38389F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 1422-1424
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    Linking gold nanoparticles with conductive 1,4-phenylene diisocyanide–gold oligomers

    J. Kestell, R. Abuflaha, J. A. Boscoboinik, Y. Bai, D. W. Bennett and W. T. Tysoe, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 1422
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC38389F

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