Accession Number:

ADA578844

Title:

Organo-Soluble Porphyrin Mixed Monolayer-Protected Gold Nanorods with Intercalated Fullerenes

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

2012-03-16

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Organo-soluble porphyrin mixed monolayer-protected gold nanorods were synthesized and characterized. The resulting gold nanorods encapsulated by both porphyrin thiol and alkyl thiol on their entire surface with strong covalent Au-S linkages were very stable in organic solvents without aggregation or decomposition, and exhibited unique optical properties different from their corresponding spherical ones. Alkyl thiol acts as a stabilizer not only to fill up the potential space on gold nanorod surface between bulky porphyrin molecules, but also to provide space for further insertion of C60 molecules forming a stable C60-porphyrin-gold nanorod hybrid nanostructure.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE