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
AbstractMechanochemistry 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.
|Journal series||Chemistry-A European Journal, ISSN 0947-6539|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Score|| = 40.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal|
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|Publication indicators||: 2016 = 5.317 (2) - 2016=5.184 (5)|
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