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Title: Ambient synthesis of nanomaterials by in situ heterogeneous metal/ligand reactions

Abstract

Coordination polymers are ideal synthons in creating high aspect ratio nanostructures, however, conventional synthetic methods are often restricted to batch-wise and costly processes. Herein, we demonstrate a non-traditional, frugal approach to synthesize 1D coordination polymers by in situ etching of zerovalent metal particle precursors. This procedure is denoted as the heterogeneous metal/ligand reaction and was demonstrated on Group 13 metals as a proof of concept. Simple carboxylic acids supply the etchant protons and ligands for metal ions (conjugate base) in a 1:1 ratio. This scalable reaction produces a 1D polymer that assembles into high-aspect ratio ‘nanobeams’. We demonstrate control over crystal structure and morphology by tuning the: (i) metal center, (ii) stoichiometry and (iii) structure of the ligands. This work presents a general scalable method for continuous, heat free and water-based coordination polymer synthesis.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [3];  [3];  [3];  [3]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3]
  1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, USA, US DOE Ames Laboratory
  2. US DOE Ames Laboratory, Ames, USA, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
  3. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, USA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Materials Sciences & Engineering Division
OSTI Identifier:
1543023
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1556100
Report Number(s):
IS-J-9992
Journal ID: ISSN 2040-3364; NANOHL
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11358
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Nanoscale
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Nanoscale Journal Volume: 11 Journal Issue: 29; Journal ID: ISSN 2040-3364
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Chang, Boyce S., Thomas, Brijith, Chen, Jiahao, Tevis, Ian D., Karanja, Paul, Çınar, Simge, Venkatesh, Amrit, Rossini, Aaron J., and Thuo, Martin M. Ambient synthesis of nanomaterials by in situ heterogeneous metal/ligand reactions. United Kingdom: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1039/C9NR05448K.
Chang, Boyce S., Thomas, Brijith, Chen, Jiahao, Tevis, Ian D., Karanja, Paul, Çınar, Simge, Venkatesh, Amrit, Rossini, Aaron J., & Thuo, Martin M. Ambient synthesis of nanomaterials by in situ heterogeneous metal/ligand reactions. United Kingdom. doi:10.1039/C9NR05448K.
Chang, Boyce S., Thomas, Brijith, Chen, Jiahao, Tevis, Ian D., Karanja, Paul, Çınar, Simge, Venkatesh, Amrit, Rossini, Aaron J., and Thuo, Martin M. Thu . "Ambient synthesis of nanomaterials by in situ heterogeneous metal/ligand reactions". United Kingdom. doi:10.1039/C9NR05448K.
@article{osti_1543023,
title = {Ambient synthesis of nanomaterials by in situ heterogeneous metal/ligand reactions},
author = {Chang, Boyce S. and Thomas, Brijith and Chen, Jiahao and Tevis, Ian D. and Karanja, Paul and Çınar, Simge and Venkatesh, Amrit and Rossini, Aaron J. and Thuo, Martin M.},
abstractNote = {Coordination polymers are ideal synthons in creating high aspect ratio nanostructures, however, conventional synthetic methods are often restricted to batch-wise and costly processes. Herein, we demonstrate a non-traditional, frugal approach to synthesize 1D coordination polymers by in situ etching of zerovalent metal particle precursors. This procedure is denoted as the heterogeneous metal/ligand reaction and was demonstrated on Group 13 metals as a proof of concept. Simple carboxylic acids supply the etchant protons and ligands for metal ions (conjugate base) in a 1:1 ratio. This scalable reaction produces a 1D polymer that assembles into high-aspect ratio ‘nanobeams’. We demonstrate control over crystal structure and morphology by tuning the: (i) metal center, (ii) stoichiometry and (iii) structure of the ligands. This work presents a general scalable method for continuous, heat free and water-based coordination polymer synthesis.},
doi = {10.1039/C9NR05448K},
journal = {Nanoscale},
number = 29,
volume = 11,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2019},
month = {7}
}

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