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Direct synthesis of CdSe nanocrystals within a conducting metallopolymer: toward improving charge transfer in hybrid nanomaterials
- NguyenCurrent address: Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60208-3113, USA., Minh T., Jones, Richard A., HollidayCurrent address: No current affiliation., Bradley J.
- Chemical communications 2016 v.52 no.89 pp. 13112-13115
- cadmium, chemical reactions, ions, nanocrystals, polymers
- CdSe nanocrystals with tunable sizes and distributions were synthesized directly from Cd(ii) ions coordinated to the conjugated backbone of a thiophene-based conducting metallopolymer. Using our seeded growth technique, the resulting nanocrystals are in direct electronic communication with the polymer, which leads to effective charge transfer between the donor and acceptor.