Making use of bond strength and steric hindrance in nanoscale "synthesis"

Yanhu Wei, Kyle J.M. Bishop, Jiwon Kim, Siowling Soh, Bartosz A. Grzybowski

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The chemical concepts of bond strength and steric hindrance are extended to the nanoscale to control "reactions" of composite nanoparticles into primitive "nanomolecules" of well-defined shapes and sizes. The progress of these nanoscale transformations is controlled by an interplay between the strength of bonding between particles' reactive domains and the entropic effects because of the bulkiness of the unreactive parts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9477-9480
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number50
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 7


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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