“Tailored synthesis of molecularly thin platinum nanosheets using designed 2D surfactant solids”,Nanoscale, 2022, 14, 11561–11567
The assembly of the surfactants has been utilized as unique templates for the controlled synthesis of metal nanosheets. However, current strategies for metal nanosheets have mainly focused on the liquid- phase surfactant assembly. Herein, we found the solid-state surfactants as designable crystals suitable for nanostructural control and proposed a novel synthetic route for molecularly thin Pt metal nanosheets using solid surfactant crystals as a precursor. The 2D surfactant crystals containing planarly arranged Pt complexes were prepared, and the subsequent UV-ozone treatment and reduction process allowed us to obtain Pt metal nanosheets. Pt metal nanosheets had a distinct morphology with various thicknesses (from 1.5 nm to 3.0 nm), characteristic of 2D surfactant crystals.