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Nanoparticle-Gel Hybrid Material Designed with Bile Acid Analogues

Bhat, Shreedhar and Maitra, Uday (2006) Nanoparticle-Gel Hybrid Material Designed with Bile Acid Analogues. In: Chemisry of Materials, 18 (18). pp. 4224-4226.

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There is considerable interest in research directed toward the tailoring of metal nanoparticles (NPs) due to their futuristic applications. Surface functionalized metal NPs have been used for a variety of applications, such as in nanoscale electronics, biomedical sciences, sensor technology, and chemical catalysis. Metal NPs are known for their unusual optical, electrical, magnetic and catalytic properties compared to those of the bulk metal. Among the various metals, gold NPs have been studied in greater detail owing to their stability and ease of synthesis. Brust et al. set the stage for a rapid exploration of gold NPs using organic thiols. Subsequently, several other alkyl thiols and thiolderivatives of synthetic and biopolymers, dendrimers/dendrons, porphyrin, water soluble thiolderivatives, and so forth have been described as capping agents to stabilize gold NPs. Phosphine, pyridine, and selenide stabilized NPs have also been explored.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Chemisry of Materials
Publisher: American Chemical society
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:31
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/8686

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