Our innovative progress in stable graphene oxide membranes has been published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.

Updated:11/25/2019   By:wtl

Recently, PhD Mengchen Zhang has published a new paper “Molecular bridges stabilize graphene oxide membranes in water” in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201913010), representing an innovative progress in the graphene oxide membranes. This work demonstrates a molecular bridge strategy, in which an interlaminar short-chain molecular bridge generates a robust GO laminate that resists the tendency to swell. Furthermore, an interfacial long-chain molecular bridge adheres the GO laminate onto a porous substrate to increase the mechanical strength to the membrane. A general and scalable stabilizing approach for GO membranes is proposed, which opens new opportunities for reliable two-dimensional laminar films used in aqueous environments.