Chiral Nanoparticles: Chirality of Metal Nanoparticles in Chiral Mesoporous Silica (Adv. Funct. Mater. 18/2012)

Authors

  • Junjie Xie,

    1. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Metal Matrix Composites, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai, 200240, P. R. China
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  • Yingying Duan,

    1. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Metal Matrix Composites, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai, 200240, P. R. China
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  • Shunai Che

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    1. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Metal Matrix Composites, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai, 200240, P. R. China
    • School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Metal Matrix Composites, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai, 200240, P. R. China.
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Abstract

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The chiroptical properties of pure inorganic material are reported by Shunai Che and co-workers on page 3784. The properties are investigated by dispersing achiral metal nanoparticles into chiral mesoporous silica, due to collectively asymmetric plasmon interactions of metal nanoparticles arranged along a helical pore orientation. Such chiral materials will have novel applications for biosensing, chiral recognition, and detection, based on the importance of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) in biological structures.

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