Heterosupramolecular chemistry: Programmed pseudorotaxane assembly at the surface of a nanocrystal

Donald Fitzmaurice*, S. Nagaraja Rao, Jon A. Preece, J. Fraser Stoddart, Sabine Wenger, Nelsi Zaccheroni

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Abstract

Gold nanocrystals, stabilized by thiols covalently bound to a dibenzo[24]crown-8 moiety, have been programmed to recognize and selectively bind dibenzylammonium cations in solution. This results in a self- organization process at the surface of a nanocrystal with the assembly of a pseudorotaxane (see picture).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1147-1150
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume38
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 19 1999

Keywords

  • Crown compounds
  • Nanostructures
  • Pseudorotaxanes
  • Self-organization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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