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Photo-Induced Surface Encoding of Gold Nanoparticles

Photo-Induced Surface Encoding of Gold Nanoparticles

L. Stolzer, A.S. Quick, D. Abt, A. Welle, D. Naumenko, M. Lazzarino, M. Wegener, C. Barner-Kowollik, and L. Fruk


Chem. Commun. 51, 3363 (2015)

Date: 20.01.2015


Photoreactive gold nanoparticles (NP) can be encoded in a spatially resolved fashion using direct laser writing techniques into variable patterns. The surface of the gold nanoparticles is imparted with photoreactivity by tethering photo-caged dienes (‘photoenols’), which are able to undergo a rapid Diels-Alder cycloaddition with surface anchored enes. Subsequent to surface encoding, the particles feature residual caged dienes, which can be reactivated for secondary surface encoding.