Facile synthesis of thermally stable core-shell gold nanoparticles via photo-cross-linkable polymeric ligands

Misang Yoo, Seyong Kim, Jongmin Lim, Edward J. Kramer, Craig J. Hawker, Bumjoon J. Kim, Joona Bang

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The thermally stable gold nanoparticles (Au NP) by introducing photo-cross-linkable azide groups (-Ns) into the polymeric ligands attached to the Au core was reported. The cross-linking reaction and the subsequent evaluation of thermal stability for the P(S-b-S-N3)-Au NPs were conducted in both solution and nanocomposite thin films. The cross-linked Au NPs were separated by centrifugation and dried and the thermal stability of the Au NPs in solution was tested by using dibutyl phthalate (DBP). The nanoparticles for un-cross-linked PS-Au NPs were aggregated and precipitated upon heating due to the dissociation of the Au-thiol bonds. The results indicated that the PS-N3 blocks in P(S-b-S-N3)-Au NPs could be successfully cross-linked through UV irradiation, and the dissociation of Au and thiol bond was completely suppressed due to the presence of the cross-linked PS-N3 shell.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3570-3575
Number of pages6
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr 13


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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