Light-triggered covalent assembly of gold nanoparticles in aqueous solution

Jinping Lai, Yunyan Xu, Xue Mu, Xiaoli Wu, Chong Li, Jinsheng Zheng, Chuanliu Wu, Jianbin Chen, Yibing Zhao

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UV light irradiation triggers Au NPs that are respectively functionalized on the surface by o-nitrobenzyl alcohol and benzylamine to proceed with a covalent ligation reaction, which leads to assembling of Au NPs into anisotropic one-dimensional (1D) arrays in aqueous solution via indazolone linkages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3822-3824
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number13
StatePublished - Mar 15 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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