Super-stable colloidal nanocrystals coated with dendron and dendron-box ligands.

by Guo, Wenzhuo; Wang, Andrew; Kim, Myeosuo; Li, Jack J.; Peng, Xiaogang

A review is given of recent developments of dendron and dendron-box ligands, a special class of org. ligands for colloidal nanocrystals. Topics discussed include why dendron and dendron-boxes are rational solns. for problem of colloidal instability, the performance of the resulting dendron-nanocrystals and box-nanocrystals, surface modification of preformed nanocrystals with dendron and dendron-box ligands, and applications.