What Is Our Aim?
We aim at preparing new graphene derivatives and understanding rules of chemistry in 2D space.
Graphene is an amazing two-dimensional carbon based material with numerous extraordinary properties, which predetermine it for exploitations in countless applications.
The application potential of graphene can be enhanced by its chemical functionalization, i.e., by replacing carbon atoms in the lattice or by grafting functional groups onto the lattice.
Fluorographene is a prominent member of graphene derivatives, because it can be easily prepared from graphite fluoride, is stable and structurally well defined. Fluorographene is reactive and can serve as a suitable starting material for preparation of plethora of graphene derivatives.
We prepare new graphene derivatives via chemistry of fluorographene and exploit their applications in energy storage (as supercapacitor/battery electrode materials), sensing and catalysis.”