Graphane Nanostripes

Lu Wang, Zdeněk Sofer, Daniel Bouša, David Sedmidubský, Štěpán Huber, Stanislava Matějková, Alena Michalcová, Martin Pumera

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Graphane, the hydrogenated counterpart of graphene, was shown to exhibit properties such as tunable band gaps through varied degrees of hydrogenation, fluorescence, or ferromagnetism. Graphane nanostripe properties have also been theoretically predicted. Herein, we show that graphane nanostripes can be prepared by opening carbon nanotubes using Birch reduction in liquid ammonia utilizing potassium as a reducing agent and water as a proton donor. The prepared graphane nanostripes exhibit several exceptional properties when coupled with trace metal dopants. The interplay of metallic nanoparticles and defects lead to a spin polarization and induction of ferromagnetic moment, as well as to enhanced electrocatalytic properties in the hydrogen evolution reaction when compared to non-hydrogenated carbon nanotubes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13965-13969
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 2

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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