Spatially selective modification of gold nanorods

Anastasiia Olshtrem, Olga Guselnikova, Pavel Postnikov, Vaclav Svorcík, Oleksiy Lyutakov

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In this contribution, we present the new approach for plasmon assisted grafting of anisotropic gold nanorods (AuNRs) with spatial selectivity, which was used for creation of nanoparticles with amphiphilic surface. The surface modification was carried out in two stages with implementation of: (I) the plasmon-activated iodonium salt (IS), and (II) the aryl diazonium salt (ADT). The plasmon assisted activation of IS was performed under the illumination of AuNRs with wavelength corresponded to the longitudinal plasmon resonance of AuNRs and resulted in grafting of organic moieties (Ar-(CF3)2) to AuNRs edges. The AuNRs lateral sides remains ungrafted and were further decorated with ADT-COOH. As result of varying substituents in the chemical structures of iodonium and diazonium salts the amphiphilic NPs with spatially divided hydrophobic (grafted to AuNRs edges) and hydrophilic (grafted to AuNRs lateral sides) chemical groups were obtained. Corresponded UV-Vis and Raman measurements confirm the success of AuNRs chemical grafting. As result, the AuNRs with spatially separated chemical moieties were created in very simple way, primarily in solution and without the need of sophisticated technique of NPs mobilization or their surface screening.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNANOCON 2019 - Conference Proceedings, 11th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research and Application
PublisherTANGER Ltd.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9788087294956
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event11th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research and Application, NANOCON 2019 - Brno, Czech Republic
Duration: 16 Oct 201918 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameNANOCON Conference Proceedings - International Conference on Nanomaterials
ISSN (Print)2694-930X


Conference11th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research and Application, NANOCON 2019
CountryCzech Republic


  • Amphiphilic nanoparticles
  • Gold nanorods
  • Plasmon-assisted chemical transformation
  • Surface grafting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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