Mixed-ligand nanoparticles as supramolecular receptors

Xiang Liu, Ying Hu, Francesco Stellacci

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The design of nanoparticle-based receptors has generally focused on the design of ligand molecules for the particles' ligand shell. This study focuses on the development of supramolecular nanoparticle receptors through the mixing of two types of ligand molecules. The nanoparticle receptor is achieved via the self-assembly of two ligands that together create binding sites, whereas each of the two homoligand particles has no appreciable binding capability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1961-1966
Number of pages6
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - Jul 18 2011


  • mixed-ligand nanoparticles
  • polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
  • self-assembly
  • supramolecular receptors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Biotechnology
  • Medicine(all)


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