Construction of spherical assembly of gold nanoparticles using tetra[(methylthio)methyl]silane as Ligand

Mathew M Maye, I. Im S Lim, Jin Luo, Li Han, Daniel Rabinovich, Sandy Chen, Michael P. Maye, Chuan Jian Zhong

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Abstract

This paper reports a study on the assembly of gold nanoparticles via a tetradentate organosulfur ligand, tetra[(methylthio)methyl]silane. We have characterized the evolution of the assembly from individual nanoparticles to spheres (30 - 160 nm) of linked nanoparticles using UV-Visible, TEM, and AFM techniques. We have also demonstrated that the assemblies could be effectively disassembled via manipulating the ligand chemistry. Intriguing assembly-substrate interactions were observed, which could be related to interfacial hydrophobicity. Implications of these findings to the development of abilities in interfacial manipulation of the nanostructures are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
EditorsT.M. Orlando, L. Merhari, D.P. Taylor, K. Ikuta
Pages59-64
Number of pages6
Volume739
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventThree-Dimensional Nanoengineered Assemblies - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Dec 1 2002Dec 5 2002

Other

OtherThree-Dimensional Nanoengineered Assemblies
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period12/1/0212/5/02

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Maye, M. M., Lim, I. I. S., Luo, J., Han, L., Rabinovich, D., Chen, S., Maye, M. P., & Zhong, C. J. (2002). Construction of spherical assembly of gold nanoparticles using tetra[(methylthio)methyl]silane as Ligand. In T. M. Orlando, L. Merhari, D. P. Taylor, & K. Ikuta (Eds.), Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings (Vol. 739, pp. 59-64)