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Cyclodextrin-Based Rotaxanes on Gold Nanoparticles
AbstractTransformation of mechanically interlocked molecules (e.g., rotaxanes and catenanes) into nanoscale materials or devices is an important step towards their real applications. In our current work, an azobenzene-modified β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) derivative that can form a self-inclusion complex in aqueous solution was prepared. The self-included β-CD derivative was then functionalized onto a gold nanoparticle (AuNP) surface via a ligand-exchange reaction in aqueous solution, leading to the formation of AuNP-rotaxane hybrids. Corresponding non-self-included β-CD derivative functionalized AuNPs were also developed in a DMF/H2O mixture solution for control experiments. These hybrids were fully characterized by UV-vis and circular dichroism spectroscopies, together with transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The competitive binding behavior of the hybrids with an adamantane dimer was investigated.
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Zhu, L.; Yan, H.; Zhao, Y. Cyclodextrin-Based Rotaxanes on Gold Nanoparticles. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13, 10132-10142.View more citation formats
Zhu L, Yan H, Zhao Y. Cyclodextrin-Based Rotaxanes on Gold Nanoparticles. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2012; 13(8):10132-10142.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhu, Liangliang; Yan, Hong; Zhao, Yanli. 2012. "Cyclodextrin-Based Rotaxanes on Gold Nanoparticles." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 13, no. 8: 10132-10142.