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Adsorptive environmental applications of MXene nanomaterials: a review

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Abstract

Since titanium carbide Ti3C2 nanosheets were first produced in 2011, an increasing number of members of this new family of two-dimensional transition metal carbides/nitride (MXene) materials have been successfully synthesized. Due to their large specific surface area, hydrophilic nature and abundant highly active surface sites, MXenes have been demonstrated to adsorb a variety of environmental pollutants, including heavy metal ions, organic dyes, radionuclides, and gas molecules, and thus can be used for the removal of pollutants and even sensing. In this review, we summarize the recent research progress on MXene materials in the adsorptive remediation of environmental pollutants and highlight the main challenges in the future to understand the full potential of MXene materials in environmental systems.

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The article was received on 10 Apr 2018, accepted on 14 May 2018 and first published on 30 May 2018


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8RA03077D
RSC Adv., 2018,8, 19895-19905
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    Adsorptive environmental applications of MXene nanomaterials: a review

    Y. Zhang, L. Wang, N. Zhang and Z. Zhou, RSC Adv., 2018, 8, 19895
    DOI: 10.1039/C8RA03077D

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