Topochemical synthesis of phase-pure Mo2AlB2 through staging mechanism

Kijae Kim, Chi Chen, Daisuke Nishio-Hamane, Masashi Okubo, Atsuo Yamada*

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Phase-pure Mo2AlB2 with a single Al layer, a possible precursor for MBenes, was synthesized topochemically by the removal of an Al layer from MoAlB. Ab initio calculations predicted the sequential staging transformation from MoAlB through Mo4Al3B4 (stage II) to Mo2AlB2 (stage I).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9295-9298
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number63
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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