This work was supported by DBT and DST. We thank G. Rajesh and Dr. A. K. Sood for access to the rheology facility, and the Materials Research Center and the Institute Nanotechnology Initiative for the TEM and SEM experiments, respectively.
Modulation of Viscoelastic Properties of Physical Gels by Nanoparticle Doping: Influence of the Nanoparticle Capping Agent†
Article first published online: 21 MAR 2006
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 45, Issue 18, pages 2934–2937, April 28, 2006
How to Cite
Bhattacharya, S., Srivastava, A. and Pal, A. (2006), Modulation of Viscoelastic Properties of Physical Gels by Nanoparticle Doping: Influence of the Nanoparticle Capping Agent. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 45: 2934–2937. doi: 10.1002/anie.200504461
- Issue published online: 21 APR 2006
- Article first published online: 21 MAR 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 20 JAN 2006
- Manuscript Received: 15 DEC 2005
- supramolecular chemistry
Cap in hand: The viscoelastic properties of low-molecular-mass organogelator–gold nanoparticle (LMOG–Au NP) composites can be modulated by the capping agent on the nanoparticle. The interactions between the LMOG and Au NP depend on the ability of ligands to interdigitate within the gel aggregates (see picture).