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Keywords:

  • Gels;
  • Gold;
  • Nanofibers;
  • 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).