This work was partially supported by Grant-in-Aid for the 21st century COE Program and Scientific Research (No.15750154) from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, Japan.
Assembly of Gold Nanoparticles into Fibrous Aggregates Using Thiol-Terminated Gelators†
Article first published online: 11 NOV 2003
Copyright © 2004 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 16, Issue 4, pages 335–338, February, 2004
How to Cite
Kimura, M., Kobayashi, S., Kuroda, T., Hanabusa, K. and Shirai, H. (2004), Assembly of Gold Nanoparticles into Fibrous Aggregates Using Thiol-Terminated Gelators. Adv. Mater., 16: 335–338. doi: 10.1002/adma.200305804
- Issue published online: 26 FEB 2004
- Article first published online: 11 NOV 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 OCT 2003
- Manuscript Received: 6 AUG 2003
- Nanoparticles, metal;
- Organized assemblies
Gold nanoparticles are organized into a three-dimensional network structure using a newly designed thiol-terminated organic gelator. Gold nanoparticles have been covalently linked with supramolecular nanoscopic fibers, in which the gelators have been assembled by intermolecular hydrogen bonding. The Figure shows fibrous aggregates of Au nanoparticles in the presence of the new gelator (see also the front cover).