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Constructing Metal Nanoparticle Multilayers with Polyphenylene Dendrimer/Gold Nanoparticles via “Click” Chemistry

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posted on 26.03.2013, 00:00 by Huiqiang Li, Zhanxian Li, Linzhi Wu, Yuna Zhang, Mingming Yu, Liuhe Wei
Multilayer films composed of azide-functional polymer and polyphenylene dendrimer-stabilized gold nanoparticles with alkynes in their peripheries have been fabricated using a layer-by-layer (LBL) approach via “click” chemistry. This method permits facile covalent linking of the polymer/nanoparticle interlayers in the mixture of DMF and water, which provides a general and powerful technique for preparing uniform nanoparticle (NP) thin films. The deposition process is linearly related to the number of bilayers as monitored by UV–vis spectroscopy. The multilayer structure and morphology have been characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), atomic force microscopy (AFM), and contact angle.