Fluorination of Black Phosphorus—Will Black Phosphorus Burn Down in the Elemental Fluorine?

Jan Plutnar, Jiří Šturala, Vlastimil Mazánek, Zdeněk Sofer, Martin Pumera

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Black phosphorus (BP) represents a promising tunable bandgap alternative to graphene and other 2D materials in the field of semiconductors. However, its reactivity toward covalent modification of its surface (as a key to its bandgap adjustment) is scarcely reported. Here a method of covalent modification of BP involving reaction with fluorine is reported. Other allotropes of phosphorus are known to react violently with fluorine resulting in its complete burning down and formation of gaseous phosphorus pentafluoride. The results of our fluorination experiments conducted in analogy to the procedures used for fluorination of graphene indicate a successful binding of fluorine to BP. This route of modification of BP opens new possible ways toward covalent modification of the surface of this promising material.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1801438
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 29

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© 2018 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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