Nanopod formation through gold nanoparticle templated and catalyzed cross-linking of polymers bearing pendant propargyl ethers

Ke Zhang, Joshua I. Cutler, Jian Zhang, Dan Zheng, Evelyn Auyeung, Chad A. Mirkin

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A novel method for synthesizing polymer nanopods from a linear polymer bearing pendant propargyl ether groups, using gold nanoparticles as both the template and the catalyst for the cross-linking reaction, is reported. The transformations involved in the cross-linking process are unprecedented on the surface of a gold particle. A tentative cross-linking mechanism is proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15151-15153
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - Nov 3 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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