Synthesis of Monolayer-Patched Graphene from Glucose

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  • Xin-Hao Li,

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    1. Abteilung Kolloidchemie, Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung, Wissenschaftspark Golm, 14424 Postdam (Germany)
    • Abteilung Kolloidchemie, Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung, Wissenschaftspark Golm, 14424 Postdam (Germany)
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  • Dr. Simon Kurasch,

    1. Materialwissenschaftliche Elektronenmikroskopie, Zentrale Einrichtung Elektronenmikroskopie, Universität Ulm, Albert Einstein Allee 11, 89081 Ulm (Germany)
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  • Prof.Dr. Ute Kaiser,

    1. Materialwissenschaftliche Elektronenmikroskopie, Zentrale Einrichtung Elektronenmikroskopie, Universität Ulm, Albert Einstein Allee 11, 89081 Ulm (Germany)
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  • Prof.Dr. Markus Antonietti

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    1. Abteilung Kolloidchemie, Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung, Wissenschaftspark Golm, 14424 Postdam (Germany)
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  • This work was supported by the ENERCHEM project of the Max Planck Society and also by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Abstract

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Graphene patchwork: A simple synthetic process requiring neither catalyst nor solvent was used to convert glucose directly into polycrystalline carbon sheets having a “patched” multidomain graphene structure with domains 2–15 nm in size. The carbon assemblies exhibit high conductivity, high specific surface area, and an unexpectedly good solution processability.

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