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Coronene Fusion by Heat Treatment: Road to Nanographenes
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2011 (English)In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, ISSN 1932-7447, E-ISSN 1932-7455, Vol. 115, no 27, 13207-13214 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The reactions of coronene dehydrogenation and fusion upon heat treatment in the temperature range of 500-700 degrees C were studied using XRD, TEM, Raman, IR, and NEXAFS spectroscopy. The formation of a coronene dimer (dicoronylene) was observed at temperatures 530-550 degrees C; dicoronylene can easily be separated using sublimation with a temperature gradient. An insoluble and not sublimable black precipitate was found to form at higher temperatures. Analysis of the data shows that dimerization of coronene is followed at 550-600 degrees C by oligomerization into larger molecules. Above 600 degrees C amorphization of the material and formation of graphitic nanoparticles was observed. Coronene fusion by annealing is proposed as a road to synthesis of larger polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and nanographenes.

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2011. Vol. 115, no 27, 13207-13214 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-66597DOI: 10.1021/jp2028627ISI: 000292479700011OAI: diva2:468240
authorCount :10Available from: 2011-12-20 Created: 2011-12-20 Last updated: 2011-12-20Bibliographically approved

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