Seral-Ascaso A1, Metel S2, Pokle A1, Backes C1, Zhang CJ2, Nerl HC1, Rode K1, Berner NC2, Downing C3, McEvoy N2, Muñoz E4, Harvey A1, Gholamvand Z1, Duesberg GS2, Coleman JN1, Nicolosi V5.
Nanoscale. 2016 Jun 2;8(22):11698-706. doi: 10.1039/c6nr01663d.We describe the soft chemistry synthesis of amine-templated gallium chalcogenide nanotubes through the reaction of gallium(iii) acetylacetonate and the chalcogen (sulfur, selenium) using a mixture of long-chain amines (hexadecylamine and dodecylamine) as a solvent. Beyond their role as solvent, the amines also act as a template, directing the growth of discrete units with a one-dimensional multilayer tubular nanostructure. Read More