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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, A and Rao, CNR (2006) Use of Fluorous Chemistry in the Solubilization and Phase Transfer of Nanocrystals, Nanorods, and Nanotubes. In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 110 (42). 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: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 28 May 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/14069

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