Planar Polyolefin Nanostripes: Perhydrogenated Graphene

Daniel Bouša, Štěphán Huber, David Sedmidubský, Martin Pumera, Zdeněk Sofer

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Graphene hydrogenation gives an opportunity to introduce a band gap into the graphene electronic structure. Complete hydrogenation may lead to the graphane, a fully hydrogenated counterpart of graphene. However, pure graphane has not been successfully prepared to this day. Here, we show that hydrogenation of single-walled carbon nanotubes by means of Birch reduction leads to graphene-based carbon nanostripes with uniform dimensions. Such a material exhibits interesting electrocatalytic and magnetic properties as well huge potential for hydrogen storage since the weight concentration of hydrogen is 8.78 wt.% corresponding to the composition of C1H1.22O0.05 and thus exceeding the theoretical concentration in pure graphane (7.74 wt.%). The obtained concentration of hydrogen is the highest value ever reported for any graphene-based material and significantly exceeds the ultimate goal of the U.S. Department of Energy for a hydrogen storage material of 7.5 wt.%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11961-11968
Number of pages8
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number49
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sept 4

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry


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