Imperial College London

Prof Milo Shaffer

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Professor of Materials Chemistry
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 5825m.shaffer Website

 
 
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Assistant

 

Mr John Murrell +44 (0)20 7594 2845

 
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Location

 

M221Royal College of ScienceSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Hodge:2017:10.1039/c6nr10004j,
author = {Hodge, SA and Buckley, D and Yau, HC and Skipper, N and Howard, C and Shaffer, MSP},
doi = {10.1039/c6nr10004j},
journal = {Nanoscale},
pages = {3150--3158},
title = {Chemical routes to discharging graphenides},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6nr10004j},
volume = {9},
year = {2017}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - Chemical and electrochemical reduction methods allow the dispersion, processing, and/or functionalization of discrete sp2-hybridised nanocarbons, including fullerenes, nanotubes and graphenes. Electron transfer to the nanocarbon raises the Fermi energy creating nanocarbon anions, thereby activating an array of possible covalent reactions. The Fermi level may then be partially or fully lowered by intended functionalization reactions, but in general, techniques are required to removeexcess charge without inadvertent covalent reactions that potentially degrade the nanocarbon properties of interest. Here, simple and effective chemical discharging routes are demonstrated for graphenide polyelectrolytes and are expected to apply to other systems, particularly nanotubides. Thedischarging process is inherently linked to the reduction potentials of such chemical discharging agents and the unusual fundamental chemistry of charged nanocarbons.
AU - Hodge,SA
AU - Buckley,D
AU - Yau,HC
AU - Skipper,N
AU - Howard,C
AU - Shaffer,MSP
DO - 10.1039/c6nr10004j
EP - 3158
PY - 2017///
SN - 2040-3372
SP - 3150
TI - Chemical routes to discharging graphenides
T2 - Nanoscale
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6nr10004j
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/44443
VL - 9
ER -