American Elements announced today
the development of a novel new process for the large scale production
of surface functionalized nanoparticles, such as Dodecanethiol
Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles, allowing for their use in a greater
number of commercial applications.
Surface functionalized nanomaterials have controlled surface
chemistries which enhance the adhesion or the dispersion properties of
the nanopowder in polymers, plastics and coatings for improved
magnetic, fluorescent, dielectric, and catalytic characteristics.
Surface Functionalized Nanoparticles have particular application in
LEDs, drug delivery systems, sensors and electronics.