Silver nanoparticles with broad multiband linear optical absorption

Osman M. Bakr, Vincenzo Amendola, Christine M. Aikens, Wim Wenseleers, Rui Li, Luca Dal Negro, George C. Schatz, Francesco Stellacci*

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A simple one-pot method produces silver nanoparticles coated with aryl thiols that show intense, broad nonplasmonic optical properties. The synthesis works with many aryl-thiol capping ligands, including water-soluble 4- mercaptobenzoic acid. The nanoparticles produced show linear absorption that is broader, stronger, and more structured than most conventional organic and inorganic dyes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5921-5926
Number of pages6
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number32
StatePublished - Jul 27 2009

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-04-23
Acknowledgements: F.S. acknowledges the Packard Foundation and an ENI-MITEI Solar Frontier grant; O.M.B. acknowledges KAUST and the Saudi Ministry of Higher Education; V.A. thanks the Fondazione Ing. Aldo Gini; C.M.A. thanks Kansas State University; W.W. acknowledges the Fund for Scientific Research – Flanders (FWO group project G.0129.07) and thanks Cor E. Van Hove for the use of the ultracentrifuge; L.D.N. acknowledges the US Army Research Laboratory (W911NF-06-2-0040 and W911 NF-07-1-0618); G.C.S. acknowledges NSF grant CHE-0550497 and AFOSR/DARPA Project BAA07-61 (FA9550-08-1-0221).
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


  • Cluster compounds
  • Luminescence
  • Quantum dots
  • Surface plasmon resonance
  • Thiols

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis


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