Self-assembly of hyperbranched spheres

W.T.S. Huck, Wilhelm T.S. Huck, F.C.J.M. van Veggel, David Reinhoudt

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    A new type of building block with two coordinatively unsaturated palladium centres has been described that self-assembles in nitromethane solution and disassembles when acetonitrile is added. The resulting hyperbranched, organopalladium spheres have a remarkably narrow size distribution as was evidenced by light-scattering, AFM and TEM measurements. Variation of the structure of the building blocks showed the possibility to vary the size of the self-assembled spheres between 100 and 400 nm.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)1213-1219
    JournalJournal of materials chemistry
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 1997


    • METIS-105915
    • IR-10942

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