We gratefully acknowledge Prof. C. Russ Middaugh for the use of equipment and the Microscopy Laboratory for assistance with imaging. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.
pH-Triggered Dispersion of Nanoparticle Clusters†
Article first published online: 28 AUG 2006
Copyright © 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 18, Issue 17, pages 2315–2319, September, 2006
How to Cite
Shi, L. and Berkland, C. (2006), pH-Triggered Dispersion of Nanoparticle Clusters. Adv. Mater., 18: 2315–2319. doi: 10.1002/adma.200600610
- Issue published online: 28 AUG 2006
- Article first published online: 28 AUG 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 MAY 2006
- Manuscript Received: 22 MAR 2006
- Core/shell nanoparticles;
- Stimuli-responsive materials
The suspense of dispersion! Nanoparticle clusters with a hydrolyzable interparticle barrier have been synthesized. These clusters are able to disperse into a stable colloid at a rate dependent upon the pH of the surrounding solution (see figure). This method could enable novel applications for colloidal clusters paired with environmentally responsive materials.