Organo-soluble photoresponsive azo thiol monolayer-protected gold nanorods were synthesized; the resulting gold nanorods encapsulated by thiols on their entire surface with strong covalent Au-S linkages were very stable in both organic solvents and in the solid state without aggregation or decomposition.
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El Khoury, Jouliana M.; Zhou, Xiaoli; Qu, Liangti; Dai, Liming; Urbas, Augustine; Li, Quan (2009). Organo-Soluble Photoresponsive Azo Thiol Monolayer-Protected Gold Nanorods. Chemical Communications(16) 2109-2111. doi: 10.1039/b901826c. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/cpippubs/353