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The role of ligands in the chemical synthesis and applications of inorganic nanoparticles

The role of ligands in the chemical synthesis and applications of inorganic nanoparticles
The role of ligands in the chemical synthesis and applications of inorganic nanoparticles

The design of nanoparticles is critical for their efficient use in many applications ranging from biomedicine to sensing and energy. While shape and size are responsible for the properties of the inorganic nanoparticle core, the choice of ligands is of utmost importance for the colloidal stability and function of the nanoparticles. Moreover, the selection of ligands employed in nanoparticle synthesis can determine their final size and shape. Ligands added after nanoparticle synthesis infer both new properties as well as provide enhanced colloidal stability. In this article, we provide a comprehensive review on the role of the ligands with respect to the nanoparticle morphology, stability, and function. We analyze the interaction of nanoparticle surface and ligands with different chemical groups, the types of bonding, the final dispersibility of ligand-coated nanoparticles in complex media, their reactivity, and their performance in biomedicine, photodetectors, photovoltaic devices, light-emitting devices, sensors, memory devices, thermoelectric applications, and catalysis.

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Stratakis, Emmanuel
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Parak, Wolfgang J.
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Heuer-Jungemann, Amelie, Feliu, Neus, Bakaimi, Ioanna, Hamaly, Majd, Alkilany, Alaaldin, Chakraborty, Indranath, Masood, Atif, Casula, Maria F., Kostopoulou, Athanasia, Oh, Eunkeu, Susumu, Kimihiro, Stewart, Michael H., Medintz, Igor L., Stratakis, Emmanuel, Parak, Wolfgang J. and Kanaras, Antonios G. (2019) The role of ligands in the chemical synthesis and applications of inorganic nanoparticles. Chemical Reviews, 119 (8), 4819–4880. (doi:10.1021/acs.chemrev.8b00733).

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The design of nanoparticles is critical for their efficient use in many applications ranging from biomedicine to sensing and energy. While shape and size are responsible for the properties of the inorganic nanoparticle core, the choice of ligands is of utmost importance for the colloidal stability and function of the nanoparticles. Moreover, the selection of ligands employed in nanoparticle synthesis can determine their final size and shape. Ligands added after nanoparticle synthesis infer both new properties as well as provide enhanced colloidal stability. In this article, we provide a comprehensive review on the role of the ligands with respect to the nanoparticle morphology, stability, and function. We analyze the interaction of nanoparticle surface and ligands with different chemical groups, the types of bonding, the final dispersibility of ligand-coated nanoparticles in complex media, their reactivity, and their performance in biomedicine, photodetectors, photovoltaic devices, light-emitting devices, sensors, memory devices, thermoelectric applications, and catalysis.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 28 March 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 430266
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/430266
ISSN: 0009-2665
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ORCID for Ioanna Bakaimi: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8083-4413
ORCID for Antonios G. Kanaras: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9847-6706

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Date deposited: 23 Apr 2019 16:30
Last modified: 08 May 2019 00:32

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Author: Amelie Heuer-Jungemann
Author: Neus Feliu
Author: Ioanna Bakaimi ORCID iD
Author: Majd Hamaly
Author: Alaaldin Alkilany
Author: Indranath Chakraborty
Author: Atif Masood
Author: Maria F. Casula
Author: Athanasia Kostopoulou
Author: Eunkeu Oh
Author: Kimihiro Susumu
Author: Michael H. Stewart
Author: Igor L. Medintz
Author: Emmanuel Stratakis
Author: Wolfgang J. Parak

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