Nanocrystal synthesis in an amphibious bath: Spontaneous generation of hydrophilic and hydrophobic surface coatings

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Abstract

Universal solubility: A variety of monodisperse nanocrystals have been synthesized in an "amphibious" reaction bath consisting of an amphiphilic multidentate ligand and low-molecular-weight polyethylene glycols (PEGs). These particles are instantly soluble in nearly all solvents and retain their characteristic optical properties after dispersion (see picture). (Figure Presented)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9916-9921
Number of pages6
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume47
Issue number51
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 8 2008

Keywords

  • Metals
  • Nanostructures
  • Polymers
  • Quantum dots
  • Semiconductors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis

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