Making Graphene-type Material via Polymerization of Porphyrin
The synthesis of new graphene-type materials (via polymerization of porphyrin macrocycles) through a simple chemical synthetic pathway (at RT) has been demonstrated. This newly synthesized material can be dispersed in water with an average sheet size of few microns and with single layer thickness. As the porphyrin contains four inner ring nitrogen atoms thus the presented polymeric material will be close analogous of N-doped graphene. Porphyrin as the key component to synthesize layered graphene type continuous 2D structure has never been attempted before.