Chemistry in 2D

Single-layer materials are challenging to synthesize and characterize, but the properties of 2D materials are highly promising for a number of important fields of application, such as heterogeneous catalysis and energy storage. This Collection presents a selection of Communications Chemistry articles covering the synthesis, characterization, and application of 2D materials ranging from graphene, organic polymers, COFs and MOFs, to 2D transition metal dichalcogenides and MXenes. The Collection additionally highlights chemistry performed on a surface, where a substrate enables the manipulation and characterization of chemical matter on a two-dimensional plane.

Pyrazinacenes on a surface

Organic 2D materials


Inorganic 2D materials

Chemistry on a surface