Electrocatalytic/photocatalytic properties and aqueous media applications of 2D transition metal carbides (MXenes)

Alessandro Sinopoli, Zakarya Othman, Kashif Rasool, Khaled Mahmoud

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Abstract

The 2D transition metal carbides (MXenes) are increasingly considered among of the most promising 2D nanomaterials, because of their unique properties such as hydrophilic nature, metallic conductivity, large surface-area-to-volume ratio, and active surface functionalities. This has led to their growing utilization in water/wastewater treatment and environmental remediation applications, including water purification membranes, heavy metal removal, capacitive deionization, and bactericidal agents. This account will focus on the key characteristic properties of MXenes such as high metallic/electronic conductivity, and catalytic activity, and their utilization for the electrocatalytic and photocatalytic-based environmental remediation applications. We will also address the key challenges facing MXene-based materials in aqueous media and possible mitigation routs.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCurrent Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Transition metals
Carbides
Water
Heavy Metals
Nanostructured materials
Wastewater treatment
Heavy metals
Purification
Catalyst activity
Membranes
Environmental Restoration and Remediation

Keywords

  • Electrocatalytic
  • Environmental remediation
  • MXenes
  • Photocatalytic
  • Stability
  • Transition metal carbides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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Electrocatalytic/photocatalytic properties and aqueous media applications of 2D transition metal carbides (MXenes). / Sinopoli, Alessandro; Othman, Zakarya; Rasool, Kashif; Mahmoud, Khaled.

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