Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Observing high-pressure chemistry in graphene bubbles
Authors: Lim, C.H.Y.X.
Nesladek, M.
Loh, K.P. 
Keywords: anvil cells
conformational changes
high pressure
Issue Date: 3-Jan-2014
Citation: Lim, C.H.Y.X., Nesladek, M., Loh, K.P. (2014-01-03). Observing high-pressure chemistry in graphene bubbles. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition 53 (1) : 215-219. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Using IR spectroscopy, high-pressure reactions of molecules were observed in liquids entrapped by graphene nanobubbles formed at the graphene-diamond interface. Nanobubbles formed on graphene as a result of thermally induced bonding of its edges with diamond are highly impermeable, thus providing a good sealing of solvents within. Owing to the optical transparency of graphene and diamond, high-pressure chemical reactions within the bubbles can be probed with vibrational spectroscopy. By monitoring the conformational changes of pressure-sensitive molecules, the pressure within the nanobubble can be calibrated as a function of temperature and it is about 1 GPa at 600 K. The polymerization of buckministerfullerene (C60), which is symmetrically forbidden under ambient conditions, is observed to proceed in well-defined stages in the pressurized nanobubbles. Graphene anvil: Graphene bubbles can be used as a bench-top anvil cell for studying high-pressure chemistry. Pressure-sensitive molecules that undergo conformational changes were used to probe the internal pressures inside the bubbles, which are 0.5-1 GPa over a temperature window of up to 673 K. The pressure-induced oligomerization of C60 molecules occurring at distinct P-T windows could be followed using FTIR spectroscopy. Copyright © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Source Title: Angewandte Chemie - International Edition
ISSN: 14337851
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201308682
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.


checked on Jan 20, 2019


checked on Jan 1, 2019

Page view(s)

checked on Dec 21, 2018

Google ScholarTM



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.