Cover: ‘Clickable’ ZnO nanocrystals

Chemical Communications, 2016 52, 7340–7343.


‘Clickable’ ZnO nanocrystals: the superiority of a novel organometallic approach over the inorganic sol–gel procedure

Agnieszka Grala,a Małgorzata Wolska-Pietkiewicz,b Wojciech Danowski,b Zbigniew Wróbel,a Justyna Grzonka,cd Janusz Lewińskiab

a Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology, Noakowskiego 3, 00-664 Warsaw, Poland
b Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kasprzaka 44/52, 01-224 Warsaw, Poland
c Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Wołoska 141, 02-507 Warsaw, Poland
d Institute of Electronic Materials Technology, Wolczynska 133, 01-919 Warsaw, Poland.

DOI: 10.1039/C6CC01430E
First published online 03 May 2016.
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We demonstrate for the first time a highly efficient Cu(I)-catalyzed alkyne–azide cycloaddition reaction on the surface of ZnO nanocrystals with retention of their photoluminescence properties. Our comparative studies highlight the superiority of a novel self-supporting organometallic method for the preparation of brightly luminescent and well-passivated ZnO nanocrystals over the traditional sol–gel procedure.

Two of the authors of the paper: Agnieszka “Impermeable” Grala and Gosia “Leaky” Wolska. Photo: Grzegorz Krzyżewski / IChF PAN