One-pot synthesis of manganese oxide nanosheets in aqueous solution: Chelation-mediated parallel control of reaction and morphology

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(Figure Presented) Sheet materials: Manganese oxide nanosheets and their oriented thin films can be prepared by a bottom-up approach in aqueous solution under ambient conditions (left). Chelation between the manganese species and ethylenediaminetetraacetate (EDTA) ligands results in birnessite-type nanosheets (see micrographs and diffraction pattern). The biomimetic pathway allows simultaneous control of synthesis and morphogenesis by the EDTA chelating agent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4951-4955
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jul 18



  • Biomimetic synthesis
  • Chelation
  • Crystal growth
  • Manganese
  • Nanostructures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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