Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(9), 6357-6366; doi:10.3390/ijms12096357
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Recognition-Mediated Assembly of Quantum Dot Polymer Conjugates with Controlled Morphology

1 Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 710 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003, USA 2 Department of Chemistry, Middle East Technical University, Ankara 06531, Turkey 3 Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 710 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003, USA 4 Glasgow Centre of Physical Organic Chemistry, WestCHEM, School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow, Joseph Black Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
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Received: 28 August 2011; in revised form: 20 September 2011 / Accepted: 20 September 2011 / Published: 23 September 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Molecular Self-Assembly 2011)
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Abstract: We have demonstrated a polymer mediated “bricks and mortar” method for the self-assembly of quantum dots (QDs). This strategy allows QDs to self-assemble into structured aggregates using complementary three-point hydrogen bonding. The resulting nanocomposites have distinct morphologies and inter-particle distances based on the ratio between QDs and polymer. Time resolved photoluminescence measurements showed that the optical properties of the QDs were retained after self-assembly.
Keywords: molecular recognition; nanoparticles; hydrogen bonding; self-assembly; nanocomposites; quantum dots

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Nandwana, V.; Subramani, C.; Eymur, S.; Yeh, Y.-C.; Tonga, G.Y.; Tonga, M.; Jeong, Y.; Yang, B.; Barnes, M.D.; Cooke, G.; Rotello, V.M. Recognition-Mediated Assembly of Quantum Dot Polymer Conjugates with Controlled Morphology. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12, 6357-6366.

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Nandwana V, Subramani C, Eymur S, Yeh Y-C, Tonga GY, Tonga M, Jeong Y, Yang B, Barnes MD, Cooke G, Rotello VM. Recognition-Mediated Assembly of Quantum Dot Polymer Conjugates with Controlled Morphology. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2011; 12(9):6357-6366.

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Nandwana, Vikas; Subramani, Chandramouleeswaran; Eymur, Serkan; Yeh, Yi-Cheun; Tonga, Gulen Yesilbag; Tonga, Murat; Jeong, Youngdo; Yang, Boqian; Barnes, Michael D.; Cooke, Graeme; Rotello, Vincent M. 2011. "Recognition-Mediated Assembly of Quantum Dot Polymer Conjugates with Controlled Morphology." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 12, no. 9: 6357-6366.

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