Growth of Single-Layered Two-Dimensional Mesoporous Polymer/Carbon Films by Self-Assembly of Monomicelles at the Interfaces of Various Substrates

Yin Fang, Yingying Lv, Jing Tang, Hao Wu, Dingsi Jia, Dan Feng, Biao Kong, Yongcheng Wang, Ahmed A. Elzatahry, Daifallah Al-Dahyan, Qichun Zhang, Gengfeng Zheng, Dongyuan Zhao

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Single-layered two-dimensional (2D) ultrathin mesoporous polymer/carbon films are grown by self-assembly of monomicelles at the interfaces of various substrates, which is a general and common modification strategy. These unconventional 2D mesoporous films possess only a single layer of mesopores, while the size of the thin films can grow up to inch size in the plane. Free-standing transparent mesoporous carbon ultrathin films, together with the ordered mesoporous structure on the substrates of different compositions (e.g. metal oxides, carbon) and morphologies (e.g. nanocubes, nanodiscs, flexible and patterned substrates) have been obtained. This strategy not only affords controllable hierarchical porous nanostructures, but also appends the easily modified and multifunctional properties of carbon to the primary substrate. By using this method, we have fabricated Fe2O3-mesoporous carbon photoelectrochemical biosensors, which show excellent sensitivity and selectivity for glutathione.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8425-8429
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • biosensors
  • carbon
  • mesoporous materials
  • nanomaterials
  • thin films

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