Transition Metals Carbides (MXenes)-Polymer Nanocomposites

Jie Kong*, Yan Song, Lei Wang, Ben Bin Xu

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In the past few years, a special exfoliation method has been successfully used to strip a new family of 2D transition metal carbides, nitrides, and carbonitrides from the layered MAX phase, called MXene. These materials have the formula Mn+1Xn, where M is a transition metal, X is C or N, and n=1, 2, or 3. MXene is usually covered with functional groups, and thus, the formula Mn+lXnTx is also used, where T represents various functional groups. The as-synthesized MXenes are electronically conductive in addition to being hydrophilic, which is an interesting combination for ‘conductive clay’. MXenes have already shown promising applications in various fields, such as energy storage, catalysis, and electromagnetic shielding. This chapter introduces the latest research developments related to the synthesis, structure, performance, and application of MXenes. The future vision of MXenes is also forecast.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTwo-dimensional Inorganic Nanomaterials for Conductive Polymer Nanocomposites
EditorsChaoying Wan , Xingyi Huang, Chris Bowen
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
ISBN (Electronic)9781839162602
ISBN (Print)9781788018432
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2021

Publication series

NameInorganic Materials Series
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
ISSN (Print)2472-3819


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