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Homework Help: Functional moieties

  1. Apr 20, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    i am doing project on gold nanoparticles i was reading a per regarding synthesis of gold nanoparticles. then i came across a statement "GNPs bearing functional moieties, which are anchored with thiol-linkers, in their monolayers" i didn't understand the word functional moities . please anyone can help me to understand this in simplest words

    thanks in advance

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    3. The attempt at a solution
    i google it but couldn't understand
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  3. Apr 21, 2012 #2


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    Is the word 'moieties' throwing you? Replace it with 'groups'. An alcohol is a group as are amines, nitriles, carboxylates, double bonds, etc...
  4. Apr 22, 2012 #3
    thank you sir.. now i got it...
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