Polymer-coated quantum dots

N. Tomczak, Rongrong Liu, Gyula J. Vancso

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Abstract

Quantum Dots (QDs) are semiconductor nanocrystals with distinct photophysical properties finding applications in biology, biosensing, and optoelectronics. Polymeric coatings of QDs are used primarily to provide long-term colloidal stability to QDs dispersed in solutions and also as a source of additional functional groups used in further chemical derivatization of the nanoparticles. We review the coating methods, including multidentate and amphiphilic polymeric coatings, and grafting-to and grafting-from approaches. We highlight the most commonly used polymers and discuss how their chemical structure influences the coating properties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12018-12032
JournalNanoscale
Volume5
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • IR-90063
  • METIS-299853

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