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Morphology of mixed-monolayers protecting metal nanoparticles

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Abstract

Anisotropic nanoparticles with precisely controlled chemical functionality are attractive building blocks for the assembly of sophisticated new materials and devices. Metal nanoparticles protected by self-assembled organic monolayers (MPCs) have drawn increasing attention due to potential applications in biosensing, catalysis, electronics and nanotechnology. However, a significant challenge remaining in nanoscience research is the capability to break symmetry in the isotropic ligand shell passivating these metal particles. Here we present recent strategies exploited to control the topology of multi-component self-assembled monolayers on metal nanoparticles.

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Submitted
29 Jun 2009
Accepted
07 Sep 2009
First published
02 Oct 2009

J. Mater. Chem., 2010,20, 1403-1412
Article type
Feature Article

Morphology of mixed-monolayers protecting metal nanoparticles

C. Gentilini and L. Pasquato, J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 1403
DOI: 10.1039/B912759C

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