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Nature Chemistry

About: Nature Chemistry is an academic journal. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Catalysis & Enantioselective synthesis. It has an ISSN identifier of 1755-4330. Over the lifetime, 3198 publication(s) have been published receiving 297033 citation(s). more


Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1038/NCHEM.1589
Manishkumar Chhowalla1, Hyeon Suk Shin2, Goki Eda3, Lain-Jong Li4  +2 moreInstitutions (5)
01 Apr 2013-Nature Chemistry
Abstract: Ultrathin two-dimensional nanosheets of layered transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) are fundamentally and technologically intriguing. In contrast to the graphene sheet, they are chemically versatile. Mono- or few-layered TMDs - obtained either through exfoliation of bulk materials or bottom-up syntheses - are direct-gap semiconductors whose bandgap energy, as well as carrier type (n- or p-type), varies between compounds depending on their composition, structure and dimensionality. In this Review, we describe how the tunable electronic structure of TMDs makes them attractive for a variety of applications. They have been investigated as chemically active electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution and hydrosulfurization, as well as electrically active materials in opto-electronics. Their morphologies and properties are also useful for energy storage applications such as electrodes for Li-ion batteries and supercapacitors. more

6,713 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1038/NCHEM.2085
01 Jan 2015-Nature Chemistry
Abstract: Energy storage using batteries offers a solution to the intermittent nature of energy production from renewable sources; however, such technology must be sustainable. This Review discusses battery development from a sustainability perspective, considering the energy and environmental costs of state-of-the-art Li-ion batteries and the design of new systems beyond Li-ion. Images: batteries, car, globe: © iStock/Thinkstock. more

Topics: Energy storage (58%), Battery (electricity) (54%), Renewable energy (52%) more

3,870 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1038/NCHEM.1861
Simon Mathew1, Aswani Yella1, Peng Gao1, Robin Humphry-Baker1  +6 moreInstitutions (1)
01 Mar 2014-Nature Chemistry
Abstract: A dye that both maximizes electrolyte compatibility and improves light-harvesting properties has been designed for dye-sensitized solar cells. In cells based on the cobalt(II)/(III) redox mediator, use of the dye resulted in a power-conversion efficiency of 13%, revealing the great potential of porphyrin dyes for future solar cell applications. more

Topics: Dye-sensitized solar cell (60%), Solar cell (54%), Porphyrin (52%)

3,562 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1038/NCHEM.1095
Botao Qiao1, Aiqin Wang1, Xiaofeng Yang2, Lawrence F. Allard3  +6 moreInstitutions (5)
01 Aug 2011-Nature Chemistry
Abstract: Platinum-based heterogeneous catalysts are critical to many important commercial chemical processes, but their efficiency is extremely low on a per metal atom basis, because only the surface active-site atoms are used. Catalysts with single-atom dispersions are thus highly desirable to maximize atom efficiency, but making them is challenging. Here we report the synthesis of a single-atom catalyst that consists of only isolated single Pt atoms anchored to the surfaces of iron oxide nanocrystallites. This single-atom catalyst has extremely high atom efficiency and shows excellent stability and high activity for both CO oxidation and preferential oxidation of CO in H-2. Density functional theory calculations show that the high catalytic activity correlates with the partially vacant 5d orbitals of the positively charged, high-valent Pt atoms, which help to reduce both the CO adsorption energy and the activation barriers for CO oxidation. more

Topics: Atom economy (55%), Catalysis (54%), Platinum (52%) more

2,964 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1038/NCHEM.907
Kian Ping Loh1, Qiaoliang Bao1, Goki Eda2, Manishkumar Chhowalla2  +1 moreInstitutions (3)
01 Dec 2010-Nature Chemistry
Abstract: Chemically derived graphene oxide (GO) is an atomically thin sheet of graphite that has traditionally served as a precursor for graphene, but is increasingly attracting chemists for its own characteristics. It is covalently decorated with oxygen-containing functional groups - either on the basal plane or at the edges - so that it contains a mixture of sp(2)- and sp(3)-hybridized carbon atoms. In particular, manipulation of the size, shape and relative fraction of the sp(2)-hybridized domains of GO by reduction chemistry provides opportunities for tailoring its optoelectronic properties. For example, as-synthesized GO is insulating but controlled deoxidation leads to an electrically and optically active material that is transparent and conducting. Furthermore, in contrast to pure graphene, GO is fluorescent over a broad range of wavelengths, owing to its heterogeneous electronic structure. In this Review, we highlight the recent advances in optical properties of chemically derived GO, as well as new physical and biological applications. more

Topics: Graphene (57%)

2,688 Citations

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Stephen Davey

103 papers, 43 citations

Gavin Armstrong

99 papers, 60 citations

Anne Pichon

98 papers, 71 citations

Neil Withers

91 papers, 36 citations

Bruce C. Gibb

30 papers, 251 citations

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