Volume 90 Issue 4 | p. 8 | News of The Week
Issue Date: January 23, 2012

Coupling Nanoparticles

Materials: Cycloaddition chemistry yields hybrid metal oxide materials
Department: Business
News Channels: Materials SCENE
Keywords: metal oxide, nanoparticles, heterojunction, click chemistry

Multiple types of metal oxide nanoparticles can be coupled via azide-alkyne cycloaddition reactions, thereby forming well-defined and customizable junctions between the particles, according to a study published in (ACS Nano DOI: 10.1021/nn203585r). The work may lead to strategies for synthesizing novel materials with properties tailored for applications in catalysis and photovoltaics.

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