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Publication Citation: Template synthesis of gold nanoparticles with an organic molecular cage

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Author(s): Ryan McCaffrey; Hai Long; Yinghua Jin; Aric W. Sanders; Wounjhang Park; Wei Zhang;
Title: Template synthesis of gold nanoparticles with an organic molecular cage
Published: January 16, 2014
Abstract: We report a novel strategy for the controlled synthesis of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) with narrow size distribution (1.9 {plus or minus} 0.4 nm) through NP nucleation and growth inside the cavity of a well-defined three-dimensional, shape-persistent organic molecular cage. Our results show that both a well-defined cage structure and pendant thioether groups pointing inside the cavity are essential for the AuNP synthesis.
Citation: Journal of the American Chemical Society
Volume: 136
Issue: 5
Pages: pp. 1782 - 1785
Research Areas: Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Energy
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja412606t  (Note: May link to a non-U.S. Government webpage)
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