Project: Will it stick?Background: The development of an easy and inexpensive way to attach organic molecules to the surfaces of inorganic oxide materials is of interest for many branches of materials sciences. Such technology can make an impact on the development of the materials for biological sciences (e.g. drug and biological cargos delivery systems), the functionalisation of surfaces for analytical techniques and sensors, materials for electrooptical applications and catalysis etc.Hypothesis: The purpose of this project will be to test an approach in which octahedral molybdenum cluster complexes would act as glue between an inorganic oxide material (ZnO) and an organic molecule having electron donor functional groups. Specifically, the range of element oxide (EO) particles such as ZnO, will be first treated by octahedral molybdenum clusters as (BuN)2[MoBr8(NO3)6] and (BuN)2[MoCl8(NO3)6] complexes (MoC). These complexes will have labile ligands to facilitate functionalisation of the surface. The resultant functionalised materials (MoC-EO) will be further treated by a range of organic dyes to establish whether MoC-EO is an efficient material for the grafting of organic dyes (Rhodamine 6G, Tartzazine, Fluorescine, Eosin, Eriochrome, Erioglaucine disodium salt.Requirement on the paper:Metal cluster complex: review on their properties, applicationsZnO Nanoparticle: review on their proprieties, applicationsMoC-EO: proprieties and possible application.Dyes: correlation between them, as functional group.