Cucurbituril-mediated quantum dot aggregates formed by aqueous self-assembly for sensing applications

Peveler, W. J. et al. (2019) Cucurbituril-mediated quantum dot aggregates formed by aqueous self-assembly for sensing applications. Chemical Communications, 55(38), pp. 5495-5498. (doi: 10.1039/C9CC00410F) (PMID:31017133)

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Self-assembled nanoparticles have important applications in energy systems, optical devices and sensors, via the formation of aggregates with controlled interparticle spacing. Here we report aqueous self-assembly of rigid macrocycle cucurbit[7]uril (CB[7]) and fluorescent quantum dots (QDs), and demonstrate the potential of the system for efficient energy transfer and sensing of small molecules.

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Additional Information:WJP thanks the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for a Fellowship and the University of Glasgow for an LKAS Fellowship. TJM thanksthe Ramsay Memorial Trust. SM and TCL are grateful for a Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant (RPG-2016-393). WIKC and TCL are grateful for a Studentship from the A*STAR-UCL Research Attachment Programme via the EPSRC M3S CDT (EP/L015862/1). WRA, TJ, KR and WJP thank the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Canada Foundation for Innovation, and the University of British Columbia. TJ is grateful for a NSERC CREATE NanoMat fellowship. KR is grateful for a UBC four-year fellowship. WRA gratefully acknowledges a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2), a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award, and an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Peveler, Dr William
Authors: Peveler, W. J., Jia, H., Jeen, T., Rees, K., Macdonald, T. J., Xia, Z., Chio, W.-I. K., Moorthy, S., Parkin, I. P., Carmalt, C. J., Algar, W. R., and Lee, T.-C.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering
Journal Name:Chemical Communications
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN (Online):1364-548X
Published Online:12 April 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Royal Society of Chemistry
First Published:First published in Chemical Communications 55(38): 5495-5498
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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