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Issue 81, 2013
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Exploring the amphiphilicity of PEGylated gold nanorods: mechanical phase transfer and self-assembly

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We introduce a mechanical approach to phase transfer of PEGylated gold nanorods. Amphiphilic PEG ligands can be switched between hydrophilic and hydrophobic states by applying mechanical force. PEG-GNRs in their hydrophobic state self-assemble into rings, a phenomenon previously observed only for GNRs capped with hydrophobic ligands.

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Submitted
08 Jul 2013
Accepted
02 Aug 2013
First published
08 Aug 2013

Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 9350-9352
Article type
Communication

Exploring the amphiphilicity of PEGylated gold nanorods: mechanical phase transfer and self-assembly

M. Liu, W. Law, A. Kopwitthaya, X. Liu, M. T. Swihart and P. N. Prasad, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 9350
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC45103H

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