Special Issue "Supramolecular Chemistry on Metal Nanoparticles"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2023) | Viewed by 5149
Interests: metal nanoparticle; supramolecular chemistry; nanobiotechnology; biooraganic chemistry; self-assembly; porphyrin; reactive oxygen species; photosensitization; molecular machine
Metal nanoparticles, such as gold and silver clusters, provide attractive surface properties and are now extensively utilized in materials science, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, and so on. The nanoparticles which are less than 100 nm have high surface area and specific crystal faces. Supramolecular chemistry, defined as the chemistry of non-covalent interactions, on the metal nanoparticles is interesting because of the different features in comparison with those on the bulk metal. Especially noble metal nanoparticles display localized surface plasmon resonances (LSPRs) that are dependent on their shape and size, and cover a broad spectral region from the visible and up to the near-IR wavelengths. Also, LSPRs, originated from the quantum confinement effect, are influenced by the surface molecules and/or environment of the metal nanoparticles. Consequently, the host-guest interaction and the assembling on the metal nanoparticles can be monitored by LSPRs signal changes.
This special issue aims to provide an overview of the current research on the promising functional metal nanoparticles utilizing supramolecular chemistry and their photochemical behavior for the applications to biological and material sciences, such as bioimaging, sensing, photo-therapy, optical device and catalyst. Fortunately, the field of nanotechnology of metal nanoparticles continues to grow interest within the chemical research community with new scientific challenges.
Dr. Shinmori Hideyuki
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- host-guest chemistry
- quantum confinement effects
- gold nanoparticles
- silver nanoparticles
- noble metals
- non-covalent bonds
- surface chemistry
- colloid chemistry