Monofunctionalization and Dimerization of Nanoparticles Using Coordination Chemistry
Journal article, 2015

This paper describes a strategy for controlled nanoparticle dimerization by using a solid support approach. Two types of nanoparticles have been linked by using a 5-([2,2':6',2"-terpyridine]-4'-yloxy)pentan-1-amine (terpy-amine) iron complex. The strategy includes two major steps: first, the monofunctionalization of individual nanoparticles with terpy-amine ligand molecules on a solid support, followed by release of monofunctionalized particles and subsequent dimerization. The versatility of the approach was demonstrated by dimerizing two different types of nanoparticles: spherical gold and cube-shaped iron oxide nanoparticles.


solid-state synthesis





M. R. Dewi

University of South Australia

Tina Gschneidtner

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry

S. Elmas

University of South Australia

M. Ranford

University of South Australia

Kasper Moth-Poulsen

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry

T. Nann

University of South Australia

ACS Nano

1936-0851 (ISSN) 1936-086X (eISSN)

Vol. 9 2 1434-1439

Single Molecule Nano Electronics (SIMONE)

European Commission (EC) (EC/FP7/337221), 2014-02-01 -- 2019-01-31.

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Chemical Sciences

Areas of Advance

Materials Science



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