Ligand-mediated self-assembly of polymer-enveloped gold nanoparticle chains and networks

Rute Fernandes, Mei Li, Erik Dujardin, Stephen Mann*, Antonios G. Kanaras

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Abstract

We demonstrate a universal approach to assemble gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) into ordered robust nanostructures. Colloidal AuNPs are partially coated by thiol-containing ligands and then destabilised into anisotropic superstructures. In situ polymerization of the surface attached ligands produces enveloped nanoparticle networks with retained nanoplasmonic properties and enhanced stability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7602-7604
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume46
Issue number40
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • AU NANOPARTICLES
  • DNA
  • NANOSTRUCTURES

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