Ti3C2TX (MXene)-polyacrylamide nanocomposite films

Michael Naguib, Tomonori Saito, Sophia Lai, Matthew S. Rager, Tolga Aytug, M. Parans Paranthaman, Meng Qiang Zhao, Yury Gogotsi

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Abstract

Herein we report on the synthesis and characterization of MXene-polyacrylamide (PAM) nanocomposite films. Dimethylsulfoxide intercalation in-between the Ti3C2-based MXene layers led to full delamination of the MXene layers and hence a uniform dispersion of hydrophilic MXene nanosheets in aqueous PAM solutions was achieved. Polymer composite solutions of up to 75 wt% were synthesised. The as-prepared composite samples are flexible and the conductivity was increased significantly to 3.3 × 10-2 S m-1 with only 6 wt% (1.7 vol%) MXene loading.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72069-72073
Number of pages5
JournalRSC Advances
Volume6
Issue number76
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering

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