Passivation of the metal surface by dendrons bearing a focal 4-pyridone functionality (the second-generation dendron is shown; C: gray, N: blue, O: red) allows controlled nucleation and growth of gold nanoclusters. The particle size is a direct function of the generation number of the dendritic ligands, with higher generation dendron producing larger particles.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|State||Published - Feb 2 2001|
- Electron microscopy
- Steric hindrance
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