A 20-Å-thick interwoven sheet consisting of nanotubes

Ok Sang Jung, Yun Ju Kim, Kwan Mook Kim, Young A. Lee

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Slow diffusion of AgNO3 with Me2Si(4-Py)2 yields an interwoven 2-nm-thick sheet consisting of the building block [Ag3(Me2Si(4-Py)2)4](NO3)3·H2O. The interweaving induces unique nanotunnels with a 16 × 18 Å2 cross section with a 7 × 8 Å2 square pore. The anion NO3- of the skeletal sheet can be reversibly exchanged with appropriately sized anions without the collapse of its structural integrity. The compound has a melting point (140 °C) and exists as the first 2D ionic liquid up to 193 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7906-7907
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number27
StatePublished - 10 Jul 2002


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