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Revisiting the Mechanism of Oxidative Unzipping of Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes to Graphene Nanoribbons

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-22T20:51:09Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-22T20:51:09Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.issn 1936-0851
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.kpfu.ru/xmlui/handle/net/149098
dc.description.abstract © 2018 American Chemical Society. Unzipping multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) attracted great interest as a method for producing graphene nanoribbons (GNRs). However, depending on the production method, the GNRs have been proposed to form by different mechanisms. Here, we demonstrate that the oxidative unzipping of MWCNTs is intercalation-driven, not oxidative chemical-bond cleavage as was formerly proposed. The unzipping mechanism involves three consecutive steps: intercalation-unzipping, oxidation, and exfoliation. The reaction can be terminated at any of these three steps. We demonstrate that even in highly oxidative media one can obtain nonoxidized GNR products. The understanding of the actual unzipping mechanism lets us produce GNRs with hybrid properties varying from nonoxidized through heavily oxidized materials. We answer several questions such as the reason for the innermost walls of the nanotubes remaining zipped. The intercalation-driven reaction mechanism provides a rationale for the difficulty in unzipping single-wall and few-wall CNTs and aids in a reevaluation of the data from the oxidative unzipping process.
dc.relation.ispartofseries ACS Nano
dc.subject graphene nanoribbons
dc.subject intercalation
dc.subject mechanism
dc.subject unzipping multiwall carbon nanotubes
dc.title Revisiting the Mechanism of Oxidative Unzipping of Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes to Graphene Nanoribbons
dc.type Article
dc.relation.ispartofseries-issue 4
dc.relation.ispartofseries-volume 12
dc.collection Публикации сотрудников КФУ
dc.relation.startpage 3985
dc.source.id SCOPUS19360851-2018-12-4-SID85045944018


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    Коллекция содержит публикации сотрудников Казанского федерального (до 2010 года Казанского государственного) университета, проиндексированные в БД Scopus, начиная с 1970г.

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