Applying mechanochemistry for bottom-up synthesis and host-guest surface modification of semiconducting nanocrystals: A case of water-soluble β-cyclodextrin-coated zinc oxide

Piotr Krupiński , Arkadiusz Kornowicz , Kamil Sokołowski , Anna M. Cieślak , Janusz Lewiński


Mechanochemistry has recently emerged as an environmentally friendly solventless synthesis method enabling a variety of transformations including those impracticable in solution. However, its application in the synthesis of well-defined nanomaterials remains very limited. Here, we report a new bottom-up mechanochemical strategy to rapid mild-conditions synthesis of organic ligand-coated ZnO nanocrystals (NCs) and their further host–guest modification with β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) leading to water-soluble amide-β-CD-coated ZnO NCs. The transformations can be achieved by either one-pot sequential or one-step three-component process. The developed bottom-up methodology is based on employing oxo-zinc benzamidate, [Zn4(μ4-O)(NHOCPh)6], as a predesigned molecular precursor undergoing mild solid-state transformation to ZnO NCs in the presence of water in a rapid, clean and sustainable process.
Author Piotr Krupiński - [Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences]
Piotr Krupiński,,
, Arkadiusz Kornowicz (FC / DCOC)
Arkadiusz Kornowicz,,
- Department Of Catalysis And Organometallic Chemistry
, Kamil Sokołowski - [Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences]
Kamil Sokołowski,,
, Anna M. Cieślak - [Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences]
Anna M. Cieślak,,
, Janusz Lewiński (FC / DCOC)
Janusz Lewiński,,
- Department Of Catalysis And Organometallic Chemistry
Journal seriesChemistry-A European Journal, ISSN 0947-6539
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.5
ASJC Classification1600 General Chemistry
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)40
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ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 01-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 40.0, 01-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 12; WoS Citations = 7; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.082; WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 5.317 (2) - 2016=5.184 (5)
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