Element Replacement Approach by Reaction with Lewis Acidic Molten Salts to Synthesize Nanolaminated MAX Phases and MXenes.

  title={Element Replacement Approach by Reaction with Lewis Acidic Molten Salts to Synthesize Nanolaminated MAX Phases and MXenes.},
  author={Mian Li and Jun Lu and Kan Luo and Youbing Li and Keke Chang and Ke Chen and Jie Zhou and Johanna Rosen and Lars Hultman and Per Eklund and Per O. {\AA}. Persson and Shiyu Du and Zhifang Chai and Zheng-ren Huang and Qing Huang},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  volume={141 11},
Nanolaminated materials are important because of their exceptional properties and wide range of applications. Here, we demonstrate a general approach to synthesizing a series of Zn-based MAX phases and Cl-terminated MXenes originating from the replacement reaction between the MAX phase and the late transition-metal halides. The approach is a top-down route that enables the late transitional element atom (Zn in the present case) to occupy the A site in the pre-existing MAX phase structure. Using… 

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