Network Aggregates Formed by C60 and Gold Nanoparticles Capped with γ-Cyclodextrin Hosts

Jian Liu, Julio Alvarez, Winston Ong, Angel E. Kaifer

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Water-soluble gold nanoparticles (3.2 nm diameter) capped with thiolated γ-cyclodextrin hosts form large network aggregates (∼300 nm) in the presence of C60 fullerene molecules. This aggregation phenomenon is driven by the formation of inclusion complexes between two cyclodextrins - attached to different nanoparticles - and one molecule of C60.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-60
Number of pages4
JournalNano Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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