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Cucurbituril-mediated quantum dot aggregates formed by aqueous self-assembly for sensing applications

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Abstract

Self-assembled nanoparticles have important applications in energy systems, optical devices and sensors, via the formation of aggregates with controlled interparticle spacing. Here we report aqueous self-assembly of rigid macrocycle cucurbit[7]uril (CB[7]) and fluorescent quantum dots (QDs), and demonstrate the potential of the system for efficient energy transfer and sensing of small molecules.

Graphical abstract: Cucurbituril-mediated quantum dot aggregates formed by aqueous self-assembly for sensing applications

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The article was received on 16 Jan 2019, accepted on 12 Apr 2019 and first published on 12 Apr 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC00410F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2019, Advance Article
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    Cucurbituril-mediated quantum dot aggregates formed by aqueous self-assembly for sensing applications

    W. J. Peveler, H. Jia, T. Jeen, K. Rees, T. J. Macdonald, Z. Xia, W. K. Chio, S. Moorthy, I. P. Parkin, C. J. Carmalt, W. R. Algar and T. Lee, Chem. Commun., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9CC00410F

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