skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Colloidal Random Terpolymers: Controlling Reactivity Ratios of Colloidal Comonomers via Metal Tipping

Abstract

We report on a versatile synthetic m-shell nanoparticles (NPs) in the backbone, along with semiconductor CdSe@CdS nanorod (NR), or tetrapod (TP) side chain groups. A seven-step colloidal total synthesis enabled the synthesis of well-defined colloidal comonomers composed of a dipolar Au@CoNP attached to a single CdSe@CdS NR, or TP, where magnetic dipolar associations between Au@CoNP units promoted the formation of colloidal co- or terpolymers. The key step in this synthesis was the ability to photodeposit a single AuNP tip onto CdSe@CdS NR or TP that enables selective seeding of a dipolar CoNP onto the AuNP seed. In conclusion, we show that the variation of the AuNP size directly controlled the size and dipolar character of the CoNP tip, where the size modulation of the Au and Au@CoNP tips is analogous to control of comonomer reactivity ratios in classical copolymerization processes.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States). Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  2. Seoul National Univ. (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Program for Chemical Convergence for Energy and Environment. Center for Intelligent Hybrids
  3. Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States). Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Seoul National Univ. (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Program for Chemical Convergence for Energy and Environment. Center for Intelligent Hybrids
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); National Science Foundation (NSF); National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)
Contributing Org.:
Seoul National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
OSTI Identifier:
1273674
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1315213
Grant/Contract Number:
FG02-05ER15753; DMR-1307192; 2010-0018290; FG03-02ER15753
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Published Article
Journal Name:
ACS Macro Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 2161-1653
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Pavlopoulos, Nicholas G., Dubose, Jeffrey T., Hartnett, Erin D., Char, Kookheon, and Pyun, Jeffrey. Colloidal Random Terpolymers: Controlling Reactivity Ratios of Colloidal Comonomers via Metal Tipping. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1021/acsmacrolett.6b00511.
Pavlopoulos, Nicholas G., Dubose, Jeffrey T., Hartnett, Erin D., Char, Kookheon, & Pyun, Jeffrey. Colloidal Random Terpolymers: Controlling Reactivity Ratios of Colloidal Comonomers via Metal Tipping. United States. doi:10.1021/acsmacrolett.6b00511.
Pavlopoulos, Nicholas G., Dubose, Jeffrey T., Hartnett, Erin D., Char, Kookheon, and Pyun, Jeffrey. Tue . "Colloidal Random Terpolymers: Controlling Reactivity Ratios of Colloidal Comonomers via Metal Tipping". United States. doi:10.1021/acsmacrolett.6b00511.
@article{osti_1273674,
title = {Colloidal Random Terpolymers: Controlling Reactivity Ratios of Colloidal Comonomers via Metal Tipping},
author = {Pavlopoulos, Nicholas G. and Dubose, Jeffrey T. and Hartnett, Erin D. and Char, Kookheon and Pyun, Jeffrey},
abstractNote = {We report on a versatile synthetic m-shell nanoparticles (NPs) in the backbone, along with semiconductor CdSe@CdS nanorod (NR), or tetrapod (TP) side chain groups. A seven-step colloidal total synthesis enabled the synthesis of well-defined colloidal comonomers composed of a dipolar Au@CoNP attached to a single CdSe@CdS NR, or TP, where magnetic dipolar associations between Au@CoNP units promoted the formation of colloidal co- or terpolymers. The key step in this synthesis was the ability to photodeposit a single AuNP tip onto CdSe@CdS NR or TP that enables selective seeding of a dipolar CoNP onto the AuNP seed. In conclusion, we show that the variation of the AuNP size directly controlled the size and dipolar character of the CoNP tip, where the size modulation of the Au and Au@CoNP tips is analogous to control of comonomer reactivity ratios in classical copolymerization processes.},
doi = {10.1021/acsmacrolett.6b00511},
journal = {ACS Macro Letters},
number = 8,
volume = 5,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jul 26 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Tue Jul 26 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

Journal Article:
Free Publicly Available Full Text
Publisher's Version of Record at 10.1021/acsmacrolett.6b00511

Citation Metrics:
Cited by: 1work
Citation information provided by
Web of Science

Save / Share: