Halogen bonding: A supramolecular entry for assembling nanoparticles

Tanya Shirman, Talmon Arad, Milko E. Van Der Boom

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A new glue: Supramolecular assembly of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs, see picture) mediated by halogen bonding interactions is demonstrated. The primary time-dependent assembly of functionalized AuNPs controls the inner structure, whereas the appearance of the overall hybrid structures can be engineered by varying the concentration of the organic linker.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)926-929
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 25 2010


  • Halogen bonding
  • Nanoparticles
  • Noncovalent interactions
  • Self-assembly
  • Supramolecular chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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