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LIGAND-EXCHANGEABLE NANOPARTICLES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

United States Patent Application

20170362255
A1
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An aspect of the present disclosure is a nanocrystal that includes a nanocrystal core and a ligand coordinated to a surface of the nanocrystal core, where the ligand includes a functionalized aromatic molecule. In some embodiments of the present disclosure, the functionalized aromatic molecule may include at least one of cinnamic acid (CAH) and/or a functionalized CAH molecule.
Beard, Matthew C. (Arvada, CO), Kroupa, Daniel McCray (Denver, CO), Sellinger, Alan (Golden, CO)
15/ 623,910
June 15, 2017
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN [0002] The United States Government has rights in this disclosure under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 between the United States Department of Energy and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.