Synthesis of inorganic/organic composite particles by tailoring the surface and interface chemistry
Due to the tremendous potential application of noble metal (especially gold (Au)) nanoparticles and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) in both biomedical and catalysis areas, they have been intensively studied. A controllable integration of these two materials oftentimes generates combined and/or synergetic properties. Although great efforts have been applied to synthesize well-defined MOF-metal nanoparticle composites, none of them have reported MOFs based on lanthanide (e.g., gadolinium (Gd)) metal centers. Therefore, in this dissertation, two different approaches have been proposed to effectively ...
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