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Hybrid Nanomaterials: Anchoring Magnetic Molecules on Naked Gold Nanocrystals

 R.J. Holmberg, A.-J. Hutchings, F. Habib, I. Korobkov, J.C. Scaiano, M. Murugesu, “Hybrid Nanomaterials: Anchoring Magnetic Molecules on Naked Gold Nanocrystals”, Inorg. Chem., 52 (24) 14411-14418 (2013).
DOI: 10.1021/ic4026975



Hybrid Nanomaterials- Anchoring Magnetic Molecules on Naked Gold Nanocrystals

The pairing of molecular magnets and nanomaterials couples top-down and bottom-up approaches to nanotechnology; facilitating a unique methodology to the controlled study of interfacial magnetic properties. Attaching Single-Molecule Magnets (SMMs) to “naked” gold nanoparticles is a novel method of exploring various avenues of magnetic nanotechnology, such as drug delivery, information storage, catalysis, and assembly of magnetic-nanostructural motifs. Herein we report the successful capping of laser ablation synthesized “naked” gold nanoparticles with a dinuclear dysprosium complex, while introducing new information regarding the changes in molecular magnetic properties upon surface attachment. We anticipate that this methodology in producing these magneto-plasmonic nanostructures not only provides answers to fundamental questions but also has the potential to provide new avenues to applications including information storage, multimodal imaging, biomedicine, and optoelectronics.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ic4026975?journalCode=inocaj&quickLinkVolume=52&quickLinkPage=14411&selectedTab=citation&volume=52