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Boronic acids for functionalisation of commercial multi-layer graphitic material as an alternative to diazonium salts

McLaren, Rachel L., Laycock, Christian J., Morgan, David J. and Owen, Gareth R. 2020. Boronic acids for functionalisation of commercial multi-layer graphitic material as an alternative to diazonium salts. New Journal of Chemistry 44 , pp. 19144-19154. 10.1039/D0NJ04187D

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Abstract

A novel radical-based functionalisation strategy for the synthesis of functionalised commercially obtained plasma-synthesised multi-layer graphitic material (MLG) is presented herein. 4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl boronic acid was utilised as a source of 4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl radicals to covalently graft upon the graphitic surface of MLG. Such a methodology provides a convenient and safer route towards aryl radical generation, serving as a potential alternative to hazardous diazonium salt precusors. The structure and morphology of the functionalised MLG (Arf-MLG) has been characterised using XPS, Raman, TGA, XRD, SEM, TEM and BET techniques. The XPS quantitative data and Raman spectra provide evidence of successful covalent attachment of 4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl groups to MLG.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI)
Additional Information: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN: 1144-0546
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 11 November 2020
Date of Acceptance: 20 October 2020
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2020 14:42
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/136254

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