Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Monofunctionalized Gold Nanoparticles Stabilized by a Single Dendrimer Form Dumbbell Structures upon Homocoupling

Jens Peter Hermes, Fabian Sander, Ulrike Fluch, Torsten Peterle, Damien Thompson, Raphael Urbani,Thomas Pfohl, and Marcel Mayor Journal of the American Chemical Society Article ASAP
Gold nanoparticles are stabilized by thioester-linked dendrimers. Two monofunctionalized nanoparticles can then be linked together to create dumbell shaped nanoparticle dimers.  NaH is used to efficiently assemble the dendrimers legs and the TIPS protected stem of the dendrimers are deprotected and then linked together via oxidative coupling with CuCl and TMEDA to create the dumbbells which can be visualized by TEM.

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