Benito Rodríguez-González

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Multipod Au nanoparticles (nanostars) with single crystalline tips were synthesized in extremely high yield through the reduction of HAuCl(4) in a concentrated solution of poly(vinylpyrrolidone) (PVP) in N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF), in the presence of preformed Au nanoparticle seeds, but with no need for external energy sources. Nanostar dispersions display(More)
Rational nanostructure manipulation has been used to prepare nanocomposites in which multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were embedded inside mesoporous layers of oxides (TiO(2), ZrO(2), or CeO(2)), which in turn contained dispersed metal nanoparticles (Pd or Pt). We show that the MWCNTs induce the crystallization of the oxide layer at room temperature(More)
Emissive molecular probes based on amino acid moieties are very appealing because of their application as new building blocks in peptide synthesis. Two new bioinspired coumarin probes (L1 and L2) were synthesized and fully characterized by elemental analysis, infrared, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, UV-vis absorption and emission spectroscopy, matrix-assisted laser(More)
Metallic nanoparticles exhibit exceptional optoelectronic properties with applications in plasmonics, biosensing and nanomedicine. Recently, new synthesis techniques have enabled precise control over the sizes and shapes of metal nanoparticles, occasionally leading to morphologies that cannot be properly characterized using standard techniques. An example(More)
The growth mechanism from pentatwinned (PTW) gold nanorods into truncated quasi-decahedral particles when a gold salt (HAuCl₄) is reduced by N, N-dimethylformamide (DMF) in the presence of poly(vinylpyrrolidone), was elucidated through a combination of different techniques, including transmission and scanning electron microscopy, high resolution TEM and(More)
Composite materials made of mesoporous oxide thin films containing metallic nanoparticles are of high interest in various fields, including catalysis, biosensing and non-linear optics. We demonstrate in this work the fabrication of such composite materials containing a sub-monolayer of gold nanoparticles (GNPs) of various shapes covered with mesoporous(More)
The synthetic architectures of complex inorganic nanostructures, including multifunctional hollow capsules, are expected to play key roles in many different applications, such as drug delivery, photonic crystals, nanoreactors, and sensing. Implementation of novel strategies for the fabrication of such materials is needed because of the infancy of this(More)