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Robust Nanocoatings for Nanoparticles
R. Balasubramanian, Y.-G. Kwon, A. Wei*
Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
24 April 2007 (online)
Methods to create stable functionalized nanoparticles are needed for applications of these materials. The rigid tetrathio-resorcinarene scaffold creates a strong interaction with gold nanoparticles and subsequent acyclic diene metathesis polymerization by the first-generation Grubbs catalyst gives well-behaved materials that can be precipitated and redispersed multiple times. These crosslinked nanocoatings can be subjected to oxidation reactions that provide access to a diverse array of functionality.