Covalent bulk functionalization of graphene

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Englert J, Dotzer C, Yang G, Schmid M, Papp C, Gottfried M, Steinrück HP, Spiecker E, Hauke F, Hirsch A, Hauke F, Spiecker E
Zeitschrift: Nature Chemistry
Verlag: Nature Publishing Group
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2011
Band: 3
Heftnummer: 4
Seitenbereich: 279-286
ISSN: 1755-4330
Sprache: Englisch


Graphene, a truly two-dimensional and fully π-conjugated honeycomb carbon network, is currently evolving into the most promising successor to silicon in micro- and nanoelectronic applications. However, its wider application is impeded by the difficulties in opening a bandgap in its gapless band-structure, as well as the lack of processability in the resultant intrinscially insoluble material. Covalent chemical modification of the π-electron system is capable of addressing both of these issues through the introduction of variable chemical decoration. Although there has been significant research activity in the field of functionalized graphene, most work to date has focused on the use of graphene oxide. In this Article, we report on the first wet chemical bulk functionalization route beginning with pristine graphite that does not require initial oxidative damage of the graphene basal planes. Through effective reductive activation, covalent functionalization of the charged graphene is achieved by organic diazonium salts. Functionalization was observed spectroscopically, and successfully prevents reaggregation while providing solubility in common organic media. © 2011 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.

FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Dotzer, Christoph
Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie II
Englert, Jan
Sonderforschungsbereich 953/2 Synthetische Kohlenstoffallotrope
Hauke, Frank Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie II
Hauke, Frank Dr.
Zentralinstitut für Neue Materialien und Prozesstechnik
Hirsch, Andreas Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie II
Papp, Christian PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie II
Spiecker, Erdmann Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Mikro- und Nanostrukturforschung)
Spiecker, Erdmann Prof. Dr.
Professur für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Elektronenmikroskopie)
Steinrück, Hans-Peter Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie II

Zusätzliche Organisationseinheit(en)
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials
Interdisziplinäres Zentrum, Center for Nanoanalysis and Electron Microscopy (CENEM)


B Nanoelectronic Materials
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials
A2 Nanoanalysis and Microscopy
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials


Englert, J., Dotzer, C., Yang, G., Schmid, M., Papp, C., Gottfried, M.,... Spiecker, E. (2011). Covalent bulk functionalization of graphene. Nature Chemistry, 3(4), 279-286.

Englert, Jan, et al. "Covalent bulk functionalization of graphene." Nature Chemistry 3.4 (2011): 279-286.


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