Synthesis and Characterization of Amphiphilic Reduced Graphene Oxide with Epoxidized Methyl Oleate

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  • B. Kollbe Ahn,

    1. Bio-Materials and Technology Lab., Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University, 1980 Kimball Ave., 101 BIVAP, Manhattan KS 66506, USA
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  • Jonggeun Sung,

    1. Bio-Materials and Technology Lab., Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University, 1980 Kimball Ave., 101 BIVAP, Manhattan KS 66506, USA
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  • Yonghui Li,

    1. Bio-Materials and Technology Lab., Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University, 1980 Kimball Ave., 101 BIVAP, Manhattan KS 66506, USA
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  • Namhoon Kim,

    1. Bio-Materials and Technology Lab., Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University, 1980 Kimball Ave., 101 BIVAP, Manhattan KS 66506, USA
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  • Myles Ikenberry,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
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  • Keith Hohn,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
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  • Nihar Mohanty,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
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  • Phong Nguyen,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
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  • T. S. Sreeprasad,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
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  • Stefan Kraft,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan KS 66506, USA; current, 7840 Sunset Ln, Indianapolis, IN 46260, USA
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  • Vikas Berry,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    • Vikas Berry, Department of Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA.===

      Xiuzhi Susan Sun, Bio-Materials and Technology Lab., Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University, 1980 Kimball Ave., 101 BIVAP, Manhattan KS 66506, USA===

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  • Xiuzhi Susan Sun

    Corresponding author
    1. Bio-Materials and Technology Lab., Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University, 1980 Kimball Ave., 101 BIVAP, Manhattan KS 66506, USA
    • Vikas Berry, Department of Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA.===

      Xiuzhi Susan Sun, Bio-Materials and Technology Lab., Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University, 1980 Kimball Ave., 101 BIVAP, Manhattan KS 66506, USA===

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Abstract

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Amphiphilic reduced graphene oxide is obtained by oleo-functionalization with epoxidized methyl oleate (renewable feedstock) using a green process. The excellent diverse solvent-dispersivity of the oleo-reduced amphiphilic graphene and its reduction chemistry are confirmed in this study. Oleo-reduction of amphiphilic graphene is amenable to industrially viable processes to produce future graphene-based polymer composites and systems.

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