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Polymers 2017, 9(11), 565;

Direct Formation of Sub-Micron and Nanoparticles of a Bioinspired Coordination Polymer Based on Copper with Adenine

Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Instituto de Ciencia Molecular (ICMol), Parque Científico, Universidad de Valencia, Catedrático José Beltrán, 2, Paterna, 46980 Valencia, Spain
Instituto de Física de la Materia Condensada (IFIMAC), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Institute for Advanced Research in Chemical Sciences (IAdChem), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
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Received: 6 October 2017 / Revised: 23 October 2017 / Accepted: 26 October 2017 / Published: 1 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Coordination Polymer)
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We report on the use of different reaction conditions, e.g., temperature, time, and/or concentration of reactants, to gain control over the particle formation of a bioinspired coordination polymer based on copper(II) and adenine, allowing homogeneous particle production from micro- to submicro-, and up to nano-size. Additionally, studies on this reaction carried out in the presence of different surfactants gives rise to the control of the particle size due to the modulation of the electrostatic interactions. Stability of the water suspensions obtained within the time and pH has been evaluated. We have also studied that there is no significant effect of the size reduction in the magnetic properties of the Cu(II)-adenine coordination polymer. View Full-Text
Keywords: coordination polymers; surfactants; nanoparticles coordination polymers; surfactants; nanoparticles

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Vegas, V.G.; Villar-Alonso, M.; Gómez-García, C.J.; Zamora, F.; Amo-Ochoa, P. Direct Formation of Sub-Micron and Nanoparticles of a Bioinspired Coordination Polymer Based on Copper with Adenine. Polymers 2017, 9, 565.

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