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Selective calixarene directed synthesis of MXene plates, crumpled sheets, spheres and scrolls

Vaughn, Arni, Ball, Jeremy, Heil, Tobias, Morgan, David ORCID:, Lampronti, Giulio, Mar?alkait?, Gabija, Raston, Colin L, Power, Nicholas P and Kellici, Suela 2017. Selective calixarene directed synthesis of MXene plates, crumpled sheets, spheres and scrolls. Chemistry - a European Journal 23 (34) , pp. 8128-8133. 10.1002/chem.201701702

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Fully exploiting the electronic and mechanical properties of 2D laminar materials not only requires efficient and effective means of their exfoliation into low dimensional layers, but also necessitates a means of changing their morphology so as to explore any enhancement that this may offer. MXenes are a rapidly emerging new class of such laminar materials with unique properties. However, access to other morphologies of MXenes has not yet been fully realised. To this end we have developed the synthesis of MXenes (Ti2C) as plates, crumpled sheets, spheres and scrolls, which involves selective intercalation of p-phosphonic calix[n]arenes, with control in morphology arising from the choice of the size of the macrocycle, n = 4, 5, 6 or 8. This opens up wider avenues of discovery/design for new morphologies from the wider family of MXenes beyond Ti2C, along with opportunities to exploit any new physico-chemical properties proffered

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI)
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Uncontrolled Keywords: MXene; calixarene; scrolls; 2D materials; crumpled sheets
Publisher: WileyBlackwell
ISSN: 0947-6539
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 24 April 2017
Date of Acceptance: 20 April 2017
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2023 07:45

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