Sulfide-capped wire-like metallaynes as connectors for Au nanoparticle assemblies

Jie Wen Ying, David R. Sobransingh, Guo Lin Xu, Angel E. Kaifer, Tong Ren

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A new series of Ru2(DMBA)4(oligo(phenyleneethyne)) 2 compounds bearing sulfide termini was synthesized; structural characterization revealed both the rigid rod nature and extended π-conjugation in these metallaynes; in the presence of these metallaynes, Au nanoparticles readily assembled into dimers and chains with well-defined inter-dimer distances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-359
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 21 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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