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Selective Calixarene Directed Synthesis of MXene Plates, Crumpled Sheets, Spheres and Scrolls

Vaughn, Arni; Ball, Jeremy; Heil, Tobias; Morgan, David J.; Lampronti, Giulio I.; Maršalkaitė, 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.

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Abstract

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: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co.
ISSN: 1521-3765
Keywords: MXene; calixarene; scrolls; 2D materials; crumpled sheets
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 49262
Depositing User: Nicholas Power
Date Deposited: 02 May 2017 14:31
Last Modified: 03 May 2019 01:54
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/49262
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