Reorganization of porphyrin nanoparticle morphology driven by surface energetics
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© 2016 World Scientific Publishing Company. Organic nanoparticles (ONp) of an Fe(III) porphyrin appended with four N-polyethyleneglyco-pyridinium moieties prepared in acetonitrile were deposited onto hydrophilic or hydrophobic Si surfaces. Self-organized by intermolecular interactions, ONp reorganize in response to environmental changes. Mechanisms for the control of nanoparticle morphologies and surface patterning by varying surface energies are discussed.
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Xu, C., Wan, A., Gong, X., Bhupathiraju, N., Batteas, J. D., & Drain, C. M.