Cyanographone and isocyanographone — Two asymmetrically functionalized graphene pseudohalides and their potential use in chemical sensing
Marsoner Steinkasserer, Lukas Eugen and Pohl, Vincent and Paulus, Beate – 2018
Graphene pseudohalides are natural candidates for use in molecular sensing due to their greater chemical activity as compared to both graphene halides and pristine graphene. Though their study is still in its infancy, being hindered until recently by the unavailability of both selective and efficient procedures for their synthesis, they promise to considerably widen the application potential of chemically modified graphenes. Herein, we employ van der Waals density functional theory to study the structural and electronic properties of two selected graphene pseudohalides, namely, cyanographone and isocyanographone and investigate the potential use of the latter as a chemical sensor via electron transport calculations.