Renaissance of elemental phosphorus materials : properties, synthesis, and applications in sustainable energy and environment

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Author(s)

  • Haijiang Tian
  • Jiahong Wang
  • Gengchang Lai
  • Yanpeng Dou
  • Jie Gao
  • Zunbin Duan
  • Xiaoxiao Feng
  • Qi Wu
  • Xingchen He
  • Linlin Yao
  • Li Zeng
  • Yanna Liu
  • Xiaoxi Yang
  • Jing Zhao
  • Shulin Zhuang
  • Jianbo Shi
  • Guangbo Qu
  • Xue-Feng Yu
  • Guibin Jiang

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5388-5484
Journal / PublicationChemical Society Reviews
Volume52
Issue number16
Online published17 Jul 2023
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2023

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Abstract

The polymorphism of phosphorus-based materials has garnered much research interest, and the variable chemical bonding structures give rise to a variety of micro and nanostructures. Among the different types of materials containing phosphorus, elemental phosphorus materials (EPMs) constitute the foundation for the synthesis of related compounds. EPMs are experiencing a renaissance in the post-graphene era, thanks to recent advancements in the scaling-down of black phosphorus, amorphous red phosphorus, violet phosphorus, and fibrous phosphorus and consequently, diverse classes of low-dimensional sheets, ribbons, and dots of EPMs with intriguing properties have been produced. The nanostructured EPMs featuring tunable bandgaps, moderate carrier mobility, and excellent optical absorption have shown great potential in energy conversion, energy storage, and environmental remediation. It is thus important to have a good understanding of the differences and interrelationships among diverse EPMs, their intrinsic physical and chemical properties, the synthesis of specific structures, and the selection of suitable nanostructures of EPMs for particular applications. In this comprehensive review, we aim to provide an in-depth analysis and discussion of the fundamental physicochemical properties, synthesis, and applications of EPMs in the areas of energy conversion, energy storage, and environmental remediation. Our evaluations are based on recent literature on well-established phosphorus allotropes and theoretical predictions of new EPMs. The objective of this review is to enhance our comprehension of the characteristics of EPMs, keep abreast of recent advances, and provide guidance for future research of EPMs in the fields of chemistry and materials science. © 2023 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Renaissance of elemental phosphorus materials: properties, synthesis, and applications in sustainable energy and environment. / Tian, Haijiang; Wang, Jiahong; Lai, Gengchang et al.
In: Chemical Society Reviews, Vol. 52, No. 16, 21.08.2023, p. 5388-5484.

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