Functionalized boron nitride porous solids

P. M. Sudeep, S. Vinod, S. Ozden, R. Sruthi, Á. Kukovecz, Z. Kónya, Robert Vajtai, M. R. Anantharaman, P. M. Ajayan, Tharangattu N. Narayanan

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Abstract

Hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), also known as white graphene, is well known for its chemical inertness. Recent studies indicate that functionalization of h-BN can tune its physico-chemical properties, including its electrical conductivity. Here we propose a method for the functionalization of h-BN flakes with various oxygen functionalities to make a graphite oxide analogue of h-BN, with a view to develop cross-linked, low-density (∼40 mg cm-3), and porous h-BN solids, as have been recently well cited for graphene and graphite oxide. For the first time, a macro-porous low density h-BN monolith foam is developed via a single step template free chemical route followed by a lyophilisation process. h-BN is known for its high thermal stability, and here oil adsorption by the foam (∼2 g g-1) and complete burning of the adsorbed oil without disrupting the h-BN skeleton were demonstrated indicating the flexibility of tuning the morphology of the h-BN in bulk, like graphite, without losing its inherent physical properties, opening new avenues for h-BN in the energy and environment related fields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93964-93968
Number of pages5
JournalRSC Advances
Volume5
Issue number114
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Sudeep, P. M., Vinod, S., Ozden, S., Sruthi, R., Kukovecz, Á., Kónya, Z., ... Narayanan, T. N. (2015). Functionalized boron nitride porous solids. RSC Advances, 5(114), 93964-93968. https://doi.org/10.1039/c5ra19091f

Functionalized boron nitride porous solids. / Sudeep, P. M.; Vinod, S.; Ozden, S.; Sruthi, R.; Kukovecz, Á.; Kónya, Z.; Vajtai, Robert; Anantharaman, M. R.; Ajayan, P. M.; Narayanan, Tharangattu N.

In: RSC Advances, Vol. 5, No. 114, 2015, p. 93964-93968.

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Sudeep, PM, Vinod, S, Ozden, S, Sruthi, R, Kukovecz, Á, Kónya, Z, Vajtai, R, Anantharaman, MR, Ajayan, PM & Narayanan, TN 2015, 'Functionalized boron nitride porous solids', RSC Advances, vol. 5, no. 114, pp. 93964-93968. https://doi.org/10.1039/c5ra19091f
Sudeep PM, Vinod S, Ozden S, Sruthi R, Kukovecz Á, Kónya Z et al. Functionalized boron nitride porous solids. RSC Advances. 2015;5(114):93964-93968. https://doi.org/10.1039/c5ra19091f
Sudeep, P. M. ; Vinod, S. ; Ozden, S. ; Sruthi, R. ; Kukovecz, Á. ; Kónya, Z. ; Vajtai, Robert ; Anantharaman, M. R. ; Ajayan, P. M. ; Narayanan, Tharangattu N. / Functionalized boron nitride porous solids. In: RSC Advances. 2015 ; Vol. 5, No. 114. pp. 93964-93968.
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