Hollow, polymeric, thiol-ene resorcinarene nanocapsules can act as template reaction vessels for the synthesis of gold nanoshells or spherical aggregates of gold nanoparticles depending on the reaction conditions. The spherical nanoparticle aggregates were evaluated as catalysts in the biphasic reduction of 4-nitrophenol.
Original Publication Citation
Ramjee, B., Prayakarao, S., Han, S., & Cao, W. (2012). Tunable gold nanostructures with nanocapsules as template reaction vessels. RSC Advances, 2(31), 11668-11671. doi:10.1039/c2ra21986g
Ramjee, Balasubramanian; Prayakarao, Srujana; Han, Sangbum; and Cao, Wei, "Tunable Gold Nanostructures with Nanocapsules as Template Reaction Vessels" (2012). Chemistry & Biochemistry Faculty Publications. 156.