Chem. Commun. – July 2016

Gold nanoparticles stabilized with a thin layer of postfunctionalizable calix[4]arenes were prepared through the reductive grafting of a calix[4]arene‐tetra‐diazonium salt. These particles show exceptional stability towards extreme pH, F‐, NaCl, and upon drying. Post‐functionalization of the calix‐layer was demonstrated, opening the way to a wide range of applications. Due to their unique electrical, optical and catalytic properties, gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have …

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