Size-controlled assembly of gold nanoparticles induced by a tridentate thioether ligand.

@article{Maye2003SizecontrolledAO,
  title={Size-controlled assembly of gold nanoparticles induced by a tridentate thioether ligand.},
  author={Mathew M Maye and Jin Luo and I-Im Stephanie Lim and Li Han and Nancy N. Kariuki and Daniel Rabinovich and Tianbo Liu and Chuan-Jian Zhong},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={125 33},
  pages={9906-7}
}
The ability to control the size and shape of nanoparticle assemblies is essential for the ultimate applications in sensors, catalysis, medical diagnostics, information storage, and quantum computation. This report demonstrates a novel mediator-template strategy toward this ability by exploring molecular driving forces exerted by a tridentate thioether as a mediator and tetraoctylammonium bromide as a templating agent. A combination of the ligand mediation, the surfactant templating, and their… CONTINUE READING