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Area-selective passivation of sp2 carbon surfaces by supramolecular self-assembly

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Abstract

Altering the chemical reactivity of graphene can offer new opportunities for various applications. Here, we report that monolayers of densely packed n-pentacontane significantly reduce the covalent grafting of aryl radicals to graphitic surfaces. The effect is highly local in nature and on fully covered substrates grafting can occur only at monolayer imperfections such as interdomain borders and vacancy defects. Grafting partially covered substrates primarily results in the covalent modification of uncoated areas.

Graphical abstract: Area-selective passivation of sp2 carbon surfaces by supramolecular self-assembly

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The article was received on 02 Jan 2017, accepted on 19 Mar 2017 and first published on 28 Mar 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR00022G
Citation: Nanoscale, 2017,9, 5188-5193
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    Area-selective passivation of sp2 carbon surfaces by supramolecular self-assembly

    Z. Li, H. Van Gorp, P. Walke, T. H. Phan, Y. Fujita, J. Greenwood, O. Ivasenko, K. Tahara, Y. Tobe, H. Uji-i, S. F. L. Mertens and S. De Feyter, Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 5188
    DOI: 10.1039/C7NR00022G

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