Antimony-Doped Tin Oxide Nanocrystals: Synthesis and Solubility Behavior in Organic Solvents (pages 841–846)
Rafael O. da Silva, Tiago G. Conti, André F. de Moura, Daniel G. Stroppa, Luiz C. G. Freitas, Caue Ribeiro, Emerson R. Camargo, Elson Longo and Edson R. Leite
Version of Record online: 13 FEB 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.200800764
The right mix: SnO2:Sb nanocrystals (NCs) can be solubilized into organic solvents with a suitable solvent/surfactant combination to achieve a stable colloid (see picture). A single synthesis route and different solvent/amphiphilic molecule pairs are used to obtain soluble NC colloids, instead of requiring several syntheses to obtain soluble NCs in different solvents.