Dendron-controlled nucleation and growth of gold nanoparticles

Ruiyao Wang, Jun Yang, Zhiping Zheng*, Michael D. Carducci, Jun Jiao, Supapan Seraphin

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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 languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-552
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Dendrimers
  • Electron microscopy
  • Gold
  • Nanostructures
  • Steric hindrance

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