This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No: 20776095) and by the Program of Introducing Talents of Discipline to Universities (China, No: B06006). Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.
Deoxygenation of Exfoliated Graphite Oxide under Alkaline Conditions: A Green Route to Graphene Preparation†
Article first published online: 6 OCT 2008
Copyright © 2008 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 20, Issue 23, pages 4490–4493, December 2, 2008
How to Cite
Fan, X., Peng, W., Li, Y., Li, X., Wang, S., Zhang, G. and Zhang, F. (2008), Deoxygenation of Exfoliated Graphite Oxide under Alkaline Conditions: A Green Route to Graphene Preparation. Adv. Mater., 20: 4490–4493. doi: 10.1002/adma.200801306
- Issue published online: 4 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 6 OCT 2008
- Manuscript Revised: 23 JUL 2008
- Manuscript Received: 12 MAY 2008
- graphitic materials;
- green chemistry
Stable graphene suspensions are prepared using a new, green, and intriguing synthetic route. Graphene can be directly prepared by the fast deoxygenation of exfoliated graphite oxide in strong alkaline solutions at low temperatures (50–90 °C), in the absence of reducing agents. This study opens an opportunity towards the production of processable graphene on an industrial scale.