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Chapter 6

Ligand Chemistry

In this chapter, we describe the importance of the capping agents used in quantum dot chemistry and the impact they have on the optical and electronic properties of the resulting materials. We describe the use of long-chain phosphines, phosphine oxides, thiols, amines and carboxylic acids. We also describe surfactant exchange reactions with these ligands, including polymers, inorganic ligands, calixarenes, dendrimers and biological molecules. We report on encapsulation reagents which rely on hydrophobic interactions to result in phase transfer.

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Print publication date
03 Jul 2014
Copyright year
2014
Print ISBN
978-1-84973-985-6
PDF eISBN
978-1-78262-835-4
ePub eISBN
978-1-78262-193-5