Shaping Supramolecular Nanofibers with Nanoparticles Forming Complementary Hydrogen Bonds (pages 1861–1865)
Josep Puigmartí-Luis, Ángel Pérez del Pino, Elena Laukhina, Jordi Esquena, Vladimir Laukhin, Concepció Rovira, José Vidal-Gancedo, Antonios G. Kanaras, Richard J. Nichols, Mathias Brust and David B. Amabilino
Version of Record online: 31 JAN 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.200704864
Functionalized gold nanoparticles with complementary H-bonding groups can control the secondary structure of xerogel fibers formed by a molecular conductor thanks to their incorporation into the nanowires, which show metal-like conductivity once doped without the need for annealing. The picture shows a photograph of the xerogel, TEM images of Au particles in the gel and a single fiber, and an AFM image revealing the texture of the gel.