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Molecular-like selectivity emerges in nanocrystal chemistry

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Abstract

As a nanocrystal's structural characteristics relate strongly to its properties, designing increasingly precise syntheses is important for making nanocrystals that are most tailored for a particular application. Importing concepts traditionally associated with the chemistry of small molecules has historically expanded the array of tools available to exert fine control over a nanocrystal's shape and architecture, and consequently its function. Here, we focus on recent work on using concepts from molecular chemistry such as regioselectivity and chemoselectivity in seeded or template-engaged syntheses, and generally draw attention to the idea of having anisotropic, spatially controlled reactivity on a nanocrystal's surface by design.

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Submitted
27 Mar 2020
Accepted
12 May 2020
First published
19 May 2020

Dalton Trans., 2020, Advance Article
Article type
Frontier

Molecular-like selectivity emerges in nanocrystal chemistry

A. N. Chen and S. E. Skrabalak, Dalton Trans., 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/D0DT01168A

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