The synthesis of MXenes is generally constrained by poorly understood and largely uncontrollable chemical reactions. Now, with the use of chemical scissors and guest intercalants, new MXenes have been created with finely tuned microstructures, compositions and surface ligands.
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Li, X. Chemical tailoring and stitching. Nat Rev Chem 7, 381–382 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41570-023-00504-y