Gold nanocrystals, stabilized by thiols covalently bound to a dibenzocrown-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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|State||Published - Apr 19 1999|
- Crown compounds
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