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Aqueous, unprotected gold nanoparticles were prepared from HAuCl4 using a water-soluble benzoin (Irgacure-2959) as a photochemical source of strongly reducing ketyl radicals. This rapid method provides spatiotemporal control of nanoparticle generation, while light intensity can be used to control particle size. The particles are stable for months and do not(More)
A method for homogenizing heterogeneous catalyst is described. The method is based on growing polyaminoamido (PAMAM) dendrons on silica-coated magnetic nanoparticles. After the dendronizing process, the silica-coated magnetic nanoparticles are more stable and more soluble in organic solvents. The dendronized particles are phosphonated, complexed with(More)
A novel method combining wet chemistry for synthesis of an Fe core, 532 nm laser irradiation of Fe nanoparticles and Au powder in liquid medium for deposition of an Au shell, and sequential magnetic extraction/acid washing for purification has been developed to fabricate oxidation-resistant Fe@Au magnetic core-shell nanoparticles. The nanoparticles have(More)
Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), a protein, plays a key role in wound healing and blood vessel regeneration. However, bFGF is easily degraded in biologic systems. Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) with well-tailored porous structure have been used for hosting guest molecules for drug delivery. Here, we report an in situ route to load bFGF in MSNs(More)
Magnetic nanoparticle-supported proline ligand was prepared and used for the CuI catalyzed Ullmann-type coupling reactions of aryl/heteroaryl bromides with various nitrogen heterocycles to form the corresponding N-aryl products in good to excellent yields; furthermore, this magnetic nanoparticle-supported proline ligand could be readily separated using an(More)
The micellar photoreduction of benzophenone in the presence of Ag+ leads to very rapid and efficient formation of silver nanoperticles. External magnetic fields can be used to control the rate of formation and properties of silver nanoparticles generated by reaction of ketyl radicals formed in the photoreduction of benzophenone in surfactant micelles. The(More)
Platinum-ruthenium nanoparticles stabilized within a conductive polymer matrix are prepared using microwave heating. Polypyrrole di(2-ethylhexyl) sulfosuccinate, or PPyDEHS, has been chosen for its known electrical conductivity, thermal stability, and solubility in polar organic solvents. A scalable and quick two-step process is proposed to fabricate(More)
A simple wet chemical method involving only ultrasonic processing in dilute ceric sulfate (CS) was used to functionalize carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Unexpectedly, single-walled and multiwalled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs and MWCNTs) were cut, oxidized, and disintegrated by sonication in 0.1 N CS for 2-5 h. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), atomic force(More)
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