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Use of Fluorous Chemistry in the Solubilization and Phase Transfer of Nanocrystals, Nanorods, and Nanotubes

Voggu, Rakesh and Biswas, Kanishka and Govindaraj, Achutharao and Rao, C. N. R. (2006) Use of Fluorous Chemistry in the Solubilization and Phase Transfer of Nanocrystals, Nanorods, and Nanotubes. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 110 (42). pp. 20752-20755.

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Abstract

Fluorous chemistry, involving the use of a fluorous label for the functionalization of a substrate and a fluorous solvent for extraction of the functionalized substrate, is shown to be effective in solubilizing gold and CdSe nanoparticles in a fluorous medium, through phase transfer from an aqueous or a hydrocarbon medium. While these nanoparticles were functionalized with a fluorous thiol, single-walled carbon nanotubes and ZnO nanorods could be solubilized in a fluorous medium by reacting them with a fluorous amine. Fluorous chemistry enables the solubilization of the nanostructures in the most nonpolar liquid medium possible.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:3616
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:19 Jan 2009 09:52
Last Modified:08 Apr 2009 15:35

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