Covalently patterned graphene surfaces by a force-accelerated Diels-Alder reaction

Shudan Bian, Amy M. Scott, Yang Cao, Yong Liang, Sílvia Osuna, K. N. Houk, Adam B. Braunschweig

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Cyclopentadienes (CPs) with Raman and electrochemically active tags were patterned covalently onto graphene surfaces using force-accelerated Diels-Alder (DA) reactions that were induced by an array of elastomeric tips mounted onto the piezoelectric actuators of an atomic force microscope. These force-accelerated cycloadditions are a feasible route to locally alter the chemical composition of graphene defects and edge sites under ambient atmosphere and temperature over large areas (∼1 cm2).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9240-9243
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number25
StatePublished - Jun 26 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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