Lead-Salt Quantum-Dot Ionic Liquids

Liangfeng Sun, Jason Fang, Jason C Reed, Luis Estevez, Adam C. Bartnik, Byung-Ryool Hyun, Frank W. Wise, George G. Malliaras, Emmanuel P. Giannelis

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PbS quantum dots (QDs) are functionalized using ionic liquids with thiol moieties as capping ligands. The resulting amphiphilic QD ionic liquids exhibit fluidlike behavior at room temperature, even in the absence of solvents. The photostability of the QDs is dramatically improved compared to the as-synthesized oleic acid-capped QDs dispersed in toluene. © 2010 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)638-641
Number of pages4
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 8 2010
Externally publishedYes


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