Gold(I)-Alkanethiolate Nanotubes

Yu Xin Zhang, Hua Chun Zeng

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(Figure Presented) A solution approach to assembling Au(I) - alkanethiolates into nanotube structures at room temperature is presented, in which Au(I) cations and alkanethiolate ligands are coordinated into thin platelet forms that then evolve into an open tubular configuration (see figure). The organic-inorganic hybrid nature of the nanotubes, their ability to be modified, and their high stability make them of interest for practical applications. © 2009 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4962-4965
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number48
StatePublished - Oct 8 2009
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: The authors gratefully acknowledge the Economic Development Board, Singapore, and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia, for support of this research. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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