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Transformable masks for colloidal nanosynthesis

Wang, Zhenxing; He, Bowen; Xu, Gefei; Wang, Guojing; Wang, Jiayi; Feng, Yuhua; Su, Dongmeng; Chen, Bo; Li, Hai; Wu, Zhonghua; Zhang, Hua; Shao, Lu; Chen, Hongyu

By 12 March 2019No Comments

Nature Communications, 2018, vol 9, 1, pp. 563



The synthesis of patchy colloids is limited by poor control over the location and shape of ligand domains. Here, the authors use adaptable polymer masks to protect select areas of the particle during functionalization, allowing them to create patchy colloids with unconventional surface morphologies.

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