Dynamic covalent assembly and disassembly of nanoparticle aggregates

Stefan Borsley, Euan R. Kay*

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The quantitative assembly and disassembly of a new type of dynamic covalent nanoparticle (NP) building block is reported. In situ spectroscopic characterization reveals constitutionally adaptive NP-bound monolayers of boronate esters. Ditopic linker molecules are used to produce covalently connected AuNP assemblies, displaying open dendritic morphologies, and which, despite being linked by covalent bonds, can be fully disassembled on application of an appropriate chemical stimulus.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9117-9120
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number58
Early online date22 Mar 2016
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2016


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