Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2016, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (10): 2447-2461.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201607141

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Preparation and Optoelectronic Applications of Two-Dimensional Nanocrystals Based on Metallo-Porphyrins

Nai-En SHI1,*(),Chuan-Yuan SONG1,Jun ZHANG1,Wei HUANG1,2,*()   

  1. 1 Key Laboratory for Organic Electronics and Information Displays and Institute of Advanced Materials, Jiangsu National Synergetic Innovation Center for Advanced Materials, Nanjing University of Posts & Telecommunications, Nanjing 210023, P. R. China
    2 Key Laboratory of Flexible Electronics & Institute of Advanced Materials, Jiangsu National Synergetic Innovation Center for Advanced Materials, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 211816, P. R. China
  • Received:2016-05-31 Published:2016-09-30
  • Contact: Nai-En SHI,Wei HUANG;
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China(21471082);National Natural Science Foundation of China(21101095);National Natural Science Foundation of China(61136003);Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions, China(PAPD,YX03001);Ministry of Education of China(IRT1148);Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province, China(BM2012010);Synergetic Innovation Center for Organic Electronics and Information Displays, China


Metalloporphyrins are a class of metal-organic complexes that exhibit a wide range of interesting properties with prosperous applications in photoelectric conversion devices, catalysis, sensors and medicines. Besides inorganic two-dimensional (2D) materials (e.g., graphene and transitional metal dichalcogenide nanosheets), two-dimensional metal-organic nanosheets have also attracted considerable attention in recent years as interesting materials. Based on the rapid progress of two-dimensional metal-organic and porphyrinoid nanomaterials, this review aims to provide a brief review of the history of two-dimensional metal-organic nanomaterials, followed by a detailed summary of the synthetic methods used to prepare free-standing 2D nanosheets as well as 2D thin film of metalloporphyrins. We have also provided an up-to-date review of the applications of these materials in solar cells, photo- and electric catalysts as well as optical sensors, and a discussion pertaining to the problems associated with the synthesis, properties, and possible applications of metalloporphyrin 2D materials.

Key words: Porphyrin, Two-dimensional material, Nanosheet, Nano-thin film, Optoelectric property


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