Metal nanoparticles functionalized with molecular and supramolecular switches. Academic Article uri icon


  • Weakly protected metal nanoparticles (MNPs) are used as precursors for the preparation of catenane- and pseudorotaxane-decorated NPs of various compositions (gold, palladium, platinum). When attached to the surface of MNPs, the molecular switches retain their switching abilities. The redox potentials of these switches depend on and can be regulated by the composition of the mixed self-assembled monolayers covering the MNPs.

published proceedings

  • J Am Chem Soc

author list (cited authors)

  • Klajn, R., Fang, L., Coskun, A., Olson, M. A., Wesson, P. J., Stoddart, J. F., & Grzybowski, B. A.

citation count

  • 110

complete list of authors

  • Klajn, Rafal||Fang, Lei||Coskun, Ali||Olson, Mark A||Wesson, Paul J||Stoddart, J Fraser||Grzybowski, Bartosz A

publication date

  • April 2009