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A bottom-up approach from molecular nanographenes to unconventional carbon materials

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Abstract

Strategies used to grow large graphenes and graphene-based materials through chemical approaches are discussed. Molecular graphenes are believed to be suitable precursors for growing large graphenes as well as fabricating graphene-based materials. The structure of the precursor and the thermolysis procedure determine the structure of the carbonaceous product; and a chemically driven method for the growth and integration of graphenes is thus developed. This paper gives a brief overview of the recent research works concerning chemical and thermal approaches toward large graphenes and graphene-based carbonaceous materials, including the selection of structurally-defined precursors, the template-assisted integration of molecular graphenes into unconventional carbon nanoobjects, the importance of the thermolysis procedures, and the function and application of the obtained materials.

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Submitted
13 Nov 2007
Accepted
10 Jan 2008
First published
08 Feb 2008

J. Mater. Chem., 2008,18, 1472-1484
Article type
Feature Article

A bottom-up approach from molecular nanographenes to unconventional carbon materials

L. Zhi and K. Müllen, J. Mater. Chem., 2008, 18, 1472
DOI: 10.1039/B717585J

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