Title

High quantum yield blue emission from water-soluble Au8 nanodots

ACS Citation

Zheng, J.; Petty, J. T.; Dickson, R. M. High quantum yield blue emission from water-soluble Au8 nanodots. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 7780-1.

Abstract

Prepared within biocompatible poly(amidoamine) dendrimer hosts, blue emitting Au8 nanodots were prepared with fluorescence quantum yields more than 100 times larger than any previously prepared. The strong size-dependent blue emission from these from monodisperse Au8 nanodots was measured to be 41% in aqueous solution and 52% in methanol. These easily prepared, water-soluble, and high quantum yield gold nanodots lend insight into the molecular nature of small metal nanoclusters and may find application as novel biocompatible fluorophores.

Source Name

Journal of the American Chemical Society

Publication Date

1-1-2003

Volume

125

Issue

26

Page(s)

4838-4843

Document Type

Citation

Citation Type

Article