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Organization of Hybrid Dendrimer-Inorganic Nanoparticles on Amphiphilic Surfaces



Franziska Grohn, X H. Gu, H Grull, J C. Meredith, G Nisato, Barry J. Bauer, Alamgir Karim, Eric J. Amis


Nanosize dendrimer-inorganic hybrid particles have been selectively deposited on micron- scale hydrophilic domains of amphiphilic surfaces, both on SAMs of alternating stripes of acid- and methyl- terminated thiols and on the amphiphilic phase of a PDLA-PCL polymer blend. Characterization by AFM shows a mono- to bilayer deposition in the topography of the dendrimer stripes on the SAM. Dendrimers containing CdS were also deposited on the blend. They retain their fluorescence, demonstrating the feasibility of dendrimer-quantum dot hybrids as probe molecules for characterizing self-organized systems and their potential for optoelectronic applications.


amphiphilic, Cds nanoparticles, dendrimer-inorganic hybrid, Fluorescence microscopy, PDLA-PCL polymer blend, quantum dots


Grohn, F. , Gu, X. , Grull, H. , Meredith, J. , Nisato, G. , Bauer, B. , Karim, A. and Amis, E. (2002), Organization of Hybrid Dendrimer-Inorganic Nanoparticles on Amphiphilic Surfaces, Macromolecules, [online], (Accessed February 29, 2024)
Created December 31, 2001, Updated October 12, 2021