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Process for making surfactant capped nanocrystals

United States Patent

6,440,213
August 27, 2002
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Disclosed is a process for making surfactant capped nanocrystals of transition metal oxides. The process comprises reacting a metal cupferron complex of the formula M Cup, wherein M is a transition metal, and Cup is a cupferron, with a coordinating surfactant, the reaction being conducted at a temperature ranging from about 250 to about 300 C., for a period of time sufficient to complete the reaction.
Alivisatos; A Paul (Berkeley, CA), Rockenberger; Joerg (Berkeley, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
09/ 702,219
October 30, 2000
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL SPONSORSHIP The invention described herein arose in the course of, or under, contract No. DE-AC03-SF00098 between the United States Department of Energy and the Regents, University of California for the operation of the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.