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Air stable black phosphorous in polyaniline-based nanocomposite

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Fonsaca, Jessica E. S. ; Domingues, Sergio H. ; Orth, Elisa S. ; Zarbin, Aldo J. G.
Total Authors: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS; v. 7, AUG 31 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 5

The greatest challenge regarding black phosphorus (BP) comes as a result of its fast degradation when exposed to ambient conditions, which has overshadowed its applications. Herein, we report a simple and efficient route towards overcoming BP deterioration by preparing a nanocomposite with the conducting polymer polyaniline (PANI). The liquid/liquid interfacial method was employed to produce transparent, freestanding and transferable thin film of BP covered by PANI, with high stability under ambient atmosphere, up to 60 days. Otherwise, the uncapped exfoliated neat BP degraded in solely 3 days under the same conditions. Characterization data show that PANI covers efficiently the BP flakes, indicating favorable interactions between the components. The results presented here can be considered a breakthrough for employing BP as thin film in different technological applications, considering the properties of BP itself or taking advantage of synergistically combining the properties of both components. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/50259-8 - Graphene: photonics and opto-electronics: UPM-NUS collaboration
Grantee:Antônio Hélio de Castro Neto
Support type: Research Projects - SPEC Program