Semiconductor nanocrystals with multifunctional polymer ligands.

  title={Semiconductor nanocrystals with multifunctional polymer ligands.},
  author={Inga Potapova and Ralf Mruk and Sabine Prehl and Rudolf Zentel and Thomas Basch{\'e} and Alf Mews},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  volume={125 2},
In this letter, we describe the preparation of a versatile polymer ligand, which can be attached to CdSe/ZnS semiconductor nanocrystals via a phase transfer reaction. The ligand is based on a chain of reactive esters, which can, in principle, be substituted by any compound containing amino-functionalities. The polymer/nanocrystal complexes are characterized in terms of structure and photostability.