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Issue 11, 2008
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Organic chemistry in inorganic nanomaterials synthesis

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Research on the preparation of inorganic nanoparticles and nanostructures has made immense progress in the past few years. The synthesis protocols developed give access to nanomaterials with a wide range of compositions, monodisperse crystallite sizes, sophisticated crystallite shapes, and with complex assembly properties. The objective of this Feature Article is to have a closer look at the organic side of inorganic nanomaterials’ synthesis performed in nonaqueous, but liquid reaction media. Based on selected literature examples, we will discuss the complex role of the organic components in determining the compositional, structural, and morphological characteristics of the inorganic products.

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07 Sep 2007
13 Nov 2007
First published
28 Nov 2007

J. Mater. Chem., 2008,18, 1171-1182
Article type
Feature Article

Organic chemistry in inorganic nanomaterials synthesis

G. Garnweitner and M. Niederberger, J. Mater. Chem., 2008, 18, 1171
DOI: 10.1039/B713775C

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