Self-assembly and colloidal polymerization of polymer-nanoparticle hybrids into mesoscopic chains

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No, it's not frogspawn! Polymer-coated gold nanoparticles can be assembled into extended mesoscopic chains with precise dimensional control. Here, the conditions can be adjusted to promote the fusion of polymeric ligands into cylindrical micellar aggregates. This type of colloidal polymerization offers a new and versatile route to a variety of mesoscopic assemblies of nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12408-12409
Number of pages2
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number50
Publication statusPublished - Dec 7 2012



  • nanoparticles
  • polymers
  • self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis

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