This article investigates recent research on a series of photoluminescent nanoparticles (NPs) and supramolecular chemistry at their surface. This in turn prompts the concept of quantum dots supramolecular synthons (QDSS) and foresees the inevitable path towards biomimetics and bioinspired technology. We highlight the methodology how to create QDSS by functional assembly of photoluminescent semiconductors and the surface binding of supramolecular ligands.
Canadian Journal of Chemistry93, no. 9 (2015): 925–928.