The result of a fantastic collaboration with the Tiefenbacher Lab. This paper fits in our efforts to create ligands with extremely high binding affinity for nanocrystal surfaces. Although succesful, we also discuss the intrinsic limitations of multidentate ligands in general.

Resorcin [4] arene-based multidentate phosphate ligands with superior binding affinity for nanocrystal surfaces.Suren J Nemat, Dietger Van den Eynden, Loren Deblock, Michael Heilmann, Jesper M K√∂ster, Mahsa Parvizian, Konrad Tiefenbacher*, Jonathan De Roo* DOI: 10.1039/D1CC00223F (Communication) Chem. Commun., 2021, Advance Article

Carlotta just joined the group as PhD student. She graduated from ETH Zurich and will be working on complex oxide nanocrystals and heterostructures. Welcome!