Bottom-Up Synthesis of Monodispersed Single-Crystalline Cyano-Bridged Coordination Polymer Nanoflakes

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  • Dr.  Ming Hu,

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    1. International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan)
    2. World Premier International (WPI) Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan) http://www.yamauchi-labo.com
    • International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan)
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  • Dr. Shinsuke Ishihara,

    1. International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan)
    2. World Premier International (WPI) Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan) http://www.yamauchi-labo.com
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  • Prof. Dr. Yusuke Yamauchi

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    1. World Premier International (WPI) Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan) http://www.yamauchi-labo.com
    2. Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo 169-8555 (Japan)
    3. Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology (PRESTO) (Japan) Science and Technology Agency (JST), 4-1-8 Honcho, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan)
    • World Premier International (WPI) Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan) http://www.yamauchi-labo.com
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Abstract

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A two-dimensional morphology characterizes the nanoflakes that are obtained in the bottom-up synthesis of a single-crystalline coordination polymer, Ni(H2O)2[Ni(CN)4]⋅x H2O. The 10 nm-thick nanoflakes are well-dispersed in solution and have a very high accessible surface area (240 m2 g−1). Thermal treatment leads to nanoporous NiO with retention of the original flake morphology.

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