Extremely robust and post-functionalizable gold nanoparticles coated with calix[4]arenes via metal-carbon bonds

Ludovic Troian-Gautier, Hennie Valkenier, Alice Mattiuzzi, Ivan Jabin, Niko Van den Brande, Bruno Van Mele, Julie Hubert, Francois Reniers, Gilles Bruylants, Corinne Lagrost, Yann Leroux

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Gold nanoparticles stabilized with a thin layer of post-functionalizable calix[4]arenes were prepared through the reductive grafting of a calix[4]arene-tetra-diazonium salt. These particles show exceptional stability towards extreme pH, F−, NaCl, and upon drying. Post-functionalization of the calix-layer was demonstrated, opening the way to a wide range of applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10493-10496
Issue number69
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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