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Alternate Layered Nanostructures of Metal Oxides by a Click Reaction


  • We thank Prof. S. Kuroki and K. Hori (Tokyo Institute of Technology) for NMR measurements and TEM observations. This work was partially supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) and Scientific Research on Priority Areas (New Materials Science Using Regulated Nano Spaces) from MEXT (Japan).


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Layer cake: Layered titanium and tungsten oxides modified by alkene and thiol groups, respectively, are exfoliated with organic solvent to form nanosheets, which are alternately stacked by a click reaction (see picture). The material enhances the photocatalytic decomposition of methylene blue.