Influence of Graphene Oxide Surface on the Synthesis and Structure of BiOxFy at Ambient Conditions

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Original languageEnglish
Article number2102042
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Materials Interfaces
Issue number11
Online published10 Feb 2022
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2022
Externally publishedYes


Due to its rich functional groups and large specific surface area, graphene oxide (GO) will inevitably interact with the surrounding medium in practical applications. Although it has been found that this surface interaction of GO affects the crystallization process, it is still unclear whether it affects chemical reactions and reaction kinetics. Here, by studying the synthesis of BiOxFy crystals on the surface of GO under environmental conditions, it is shown that the surface interaction of GO affects the reaction process by changing the microenvironment. When the source ratio of F to Bi is 1, the morphology and structure of BiOxFy crystals synthesized on the surface of GO are significantly different from those obtained in the solution without GO. Moreover, the morphology, structure, and even chemical composition of the crystals formed on the surface of GO will change with the change of the element ratio of F/Bi. And a new bismuth-containing crystal can be formed on the GO nanosheets when the F/Bi ratio is less than 0.6 in the reaction solution. This research not only explains the effect of GO surface dynamic interaction on crystal synthesis, but also provides new ideas for the design and synthesis of new 2D materials. © 2022 Wiley-VCH GmbH.

Research Area(s)

  • 2D materials, controllable synthesis, graphene oxide, surface interaction of graphene oxide