A truly versatile compound! This thiol has been successfully used to stabilize gold nanoparticles (Wang et al. Anal. Chem. 74
, 4320, 2002), to prepare surfaces that interact with the DNA backbone via charge complementarity (McIntosh et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 123
, 7626, 2001), as a reagent for the preparation of bioresistant zwitterionic SAMs (Holmlin et al. Langmuir 17
, 2841, 2001) and as a coating in mesoscale electrostatic self-assembly (Tien et al. Langmuir 13
,5349, 1997). More recently (Kalsin et al. Science 312
, 420, 2006), it provided a basis for electrostatic self-assembly of binary nanoparticle crystals, in which nanoparticles coated with this thiol assembled with those covered with a negatively charged SAM (cf. Cat. # FT 002 and FT 009). The pictures below (courtesy of the Grzybowski lab at Northwestern) show diamond-like (sic!) crystals each composed of millions of charged gold and silver nanoparticles.
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