raphane – The Magazine for 2D Nanomaterials March 19, 20201

XlynX Materials Inc. (XlynX) has refined its process for  manufacturing highly hydrogenated graphite (graphane) and is now commercializing the material for  research and development purposes. The company’s priority is to identify key uses for its graphane  powder and scale up production to meet expected industrial demand. XlynX plans to work with key  researchers to customize its graphane for specific market applications and invest in streamlining its  manufacturing processes.

While graphene has been available on the market for a number of years, graphane, its hydrogenated  counterpart, has been notoriously absent. Graphane has exceptional electronic, chemical, optical,  magnetic, and thermal properties that make it an excellent candidate for use in hydrogen storage,  advanced 2D electronic devices, transistors, electron–phonon superconductors, highly sensitive  nanosensors, etc.

To quote from a recent U.S. Naval Research Laboratory publication, “Hydrogenated graphene  (graphane) will remain a powerful influence in the field of materials science not only for its own sake,  but also for the lessons that it will impart to newer and more advanced 2D materials.” [Whitener, KE,  “Review Article: Hydrogenated graphene: A user’s guide.” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 36, 05G401 (2018)]

XlynX is the first company to make graphane available on a commercial basis. XlynX Graphane Powder can be purchased by contacting info@xlynxmaterials.com. Sintered graphane pellets and other unique  graphane products will be available later in 2021.


About XlynX Materials Inc. 

XlynX is an emerging specialty chemical company with a focus on the development of novel diazirine based crosslinking molecules, carbon nanomaterials, and the combination of both technologies to  answer tough composite materials challenges.

Located on Canada’s west coast, XlynX’s team of chemists and physicists is committed to working with  researchers around the world to bring new and exciting chemical products to market.

XlynX Materials gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Mitacs Accelerate program.

For further information:  Mary McFarland, MSc, MBA Director of Business Development Email: mary.mcfarland@xlynxmaterials.com