Prospects for Functionalizing Elemental 2D Pnictogens: A Study of Molecular Models

Cameron Jellett, Jan Plutnar, Martin Pumera

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Despite the intense amount of attention and huge potential of 2D-layered pnictogens for applications in chemistry, physics, and materials science, there has yet to be a robust strategy developed to systematically functionalize them to tailor their properties. This is due to a number of factors, including practical instability toward ambient conditions, difficulty in characterizing modified materials, and also more inherent reactivity issues. Here, avenues for functionalization are discussed using examples of molecular models from the wider literature, along with their possible advantages and likely pitfalls. Finally, a critical appraisal of the current field and its future is offered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7722-7733
Number of pages12
JournalACS Nano
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jul 28

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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