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Themed collection Chemistry of 2-dimensional materials: beyond graphene

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Open Access Paper

Autoperforation of two-dimensional materials to generate colloidal state machines capable of locomotion

Micro-array printing, inversion moulding and electrodeposition are used to pattern catalytic Pt-layers on graphene-encapsulated microparticles, enabling their locomotion in H2O2.

Graphical abstract: Autoperforation of two-dimensional materials to generate colloidal state machines capable of locomotion
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DNA-driven dynamic assembly of MoS2 nanosheets

We demonstrate a strategy to drive the assembly of molybdenum disulfide nanosheets and their disassembly in response to different stimuli.

Graphical abstract: DNA-driven dynamic assembly of MoS2 nanosheets
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Electrochemical exfoliation of graphite in H2SO4, Li2SO4 and NaClO4 solutions monitored in situ by Raman microscopy and spectroscopy

In situ Raman spectroscopy was used to monitor the electrochemical exfoliation processes on graphite in various electrolytes.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical exfoliation of graphite in H2SO4, Li2SO4 and NaClO4 solutions monitored in situ by Raman microscopy and spectroscopy
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Graphene-supported 2D cobalt oxides for catalytic applications

Graphene-supported, highly reduced, high surface area CoO thin films, produced by straight-forward NaBH4 reduction of cobalt nitrate in a sonicated DMF suspension of bulk graphite, are highly active for low temperature CO oxidation.

Graphical abstract: Graphene-supported 2D cobalt oxides for catalytic applications
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Raman spectroscopy of GaSe and InSe post-transition metal chalcogenides layers

We investigate exfoliated layers of InSe and GaSe ranging from bulk crystals down to monolayer, encapsulated in hexagonal boron nitride, using Raman spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: Raman spectroscopy of GaSe and InSe post-transition metal chalcogenides layers
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Graphitic carbon nitrides as platforms for single-atom photocatalysis

Adding single metal atoms to graphitic carbon nitrides alters their properties, impacting their use in photocatalysis.

Graphical abstract: Graphitic carbon nitrides as platforms for single-atom photocatalysis
Open Access Paper

Multifunctional coatings of exfoliated and reassembled graphite on cellulosic substrates

This paper describes different applications of exfoliated and reassembled graphite (ERG) that may contribute to increasing the strategic and economic impact of 2D materials.

Graphical abstract: Multifunctional coatings of exfoliated and reassembled graphite on cellulosic substrates
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Computational design of graphitic carbon nitride photocatalysts for water splitting

We investigated the electronic structures of novel graphitic carbon nitride-based materials by replacing the nitrogen linker with heteroatoms or aromatic groups.

Graphical abstract: Computational design of graphitic carbon nitride photocatalysts for water splitting
Open Access Paper

Core–shell graphene oxide–polymer hollow fibers as water filters with enhanced performance and selectivity

Graphene oxide (GO) coated hollow fiber filters could selectively capture three target water contaminants. The separation mechanism relies on synergic physical size exclusion and intercalation of solute 6 molecules between GO layers

Graphical abstract: Core–shell graphene oxide–polymer hollow fibers as water filters with enhanced performance and selectivity
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Enhanced liquid phase exfoliation of graphene in water using an insoluble bis-pyrene stabiliser

Pyrene derivatives with extremely low solubility can be exceptionally efficient as exfoliating agents.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced liquid phase exfoliation of graphene in water using an insoluble bis-pyrene stabiliser
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Biodegradation of graphene materials catalyzed by human eosinophil peroxidase

The enzymatic activity of eosinophil peroxidase secreted by human immune cells leads to degradation of different sources of graphene oxide.

Graphical abstract: Biodegradation of graphene materials catalyzed by human eosinophil peroxidase
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White graphene quantum dots as electrochemical sensing platform for ferritin

Novel use of hexagonal boron nitride quantum dots (hBN QDs) for electrochemical detection of ferritin.

Graphical abstract: White graphene quantum dots as electrochemical sensing platform for ferritin
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Printable hexagonal boron nitride ionogels

We describe aerosol jet-printable ionogels with high ionic conductivities and mechanical strengths using exfoliated hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) nanoplatelets as the solid matrix.

Graphical abstract: Printable hexagonal boron nitride ionogels
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Sol–gel synthesis of 2-dimensional TiO2: self-assembly of Ti–oxoalkoxy–acetate complexes by carboxylate ligand directed condensation

2-Dimensional TiO2 is synthesized for the first time by a sol–gel self-assembly of Ti–oxoalkoxy–acetate complexes.

Graphical abstract: Sol–gel synthesis of 2-dimensional TiO2: self-assembly of Ti–oxoalkoxy–acetate complexes by carboxylate ligand directed condensation
Open Access Paper

Stability and universal encapsulation of epitaxial Xenes

We propose a sequential Al2O3 encapsulation of silicene as a solution to degradation, that can be extended to the general case of epitaxial Xenes on substrates.

Graphical abstract: Stability and universal encapsulation of epitaxial Xenes
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Low-energy electron irradiation induced synthesis of molecular nanosheets: influence of the electron beam energy

Electron irradiation induced synthesis of molecular nanosheets from aromatic self-assembled reveals different mechanisms depending on the applied beam energy.

Graphical abstract: Low-energy electron irradiation induced synthesis of molecular nanosheets: influence of the electron beam energy
Open Access Paper

Spiers Memorial Lecture

Nanographenes and graphene nanoribbons are unique connectors between the domains of 1D-conjugated polymers and 2D-graphenes. They can be synthesized with high precision in solution and on-surface, and serve as ideal objects for nanoscience.

Graphical abstract: Spiers Memorial Lecture Carbon nanostructures by macromolecular design – from branched polyphenylenes to nanographenes and graphene nanoribbons
Open Access Paper

Facile assembly of layer-interlocked graphene heterostructures as flexible electrodes for Li-ion batteries

Electrochemically exfoliated graphene–metal oxide hybrids with a unique layer-interlocked structure were assembled and explored as flexible electrodes for Li-ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: Facile assembly of layer-interlocked graphene heterostructures as flexible electrodes for Li-ion batteries
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The philosophy of carbon: meso-entropy materials

The meso-entropy concept is proposed to re-understand the material world and to develop new carbon-rich materials.

Graphical abstract: The philosophy of carbon: meso-entropy materials
Accepted Manuscript - Paper

Synthesis of Metallic Mixed 3R and 2H Nb1+xS2 Nanoflakes by Chemical Vapor Deposition

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About this collection

We are delighted to share with you a selection of the papers associated with a Faraday Discussion on the chemistry of 2-dimensional materials: beyond graphene. More information about the related event may be found here: http://rsc.li/2dmaterials-fd2020. Additional articles will be added to the collection as they are published. The final versions of all the articles presented and a record of the live discussions will be published after the event.

Graphene has extraordinary chemical and physical properties ensuring its use in opto-electronics, energy and biomedical applications. One of the greatest challenges is to develop and master chemical strategies for other 2D materials such as transition metal dichalcogenides. In nature one can find over 3000 layered compounds with different chemical compositions and structures thereby holding diverse physical properties.

This Faraday Discussion will cover all areas related to other 2D materials' chemistry spanning from their theoretical/computational prediction to their synthesis and functionalization yielding 2D and 3D systems with tailor made physical properties - for composites, foams and coatings, membranes, (bio)sensing, (electro- and photo-)catalysis, energy conversion, harvesting and storage, (opto)electronics, nanomedicine and biomaterials.

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