Supramolecular Silver Polyoxometalate Architectures Direct the Growth of Composite Semiconducting Nanostructures


  • This work was supported by the EPSRC, the Leverhulme Trust, WestCHEM, and the University of Glasgow.


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Nanosilver on a string: Crystalline silver polyoxovanadate supramolecular architectures are employed as precursors for the synthesis of composite nanowires (see scheme). The nanostructures are composed of semiconducting vanadium oxide which forms wires with high aspect ratios, and are embedded with metallic silver nanoparticles.