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Noncovalent Functionalization, Exfoliation, and Solubilization of Graphene in Water by Employing a Fluorescent Coronene Carboxylate

Authors

  • Anupama Ghosh,

    1. New Chemistry Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Jakkur P.O., Bangalore 560064 (India), Fax: (+91) 80-2208-2760
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  • K. Venkata Rao,

    1. New Chemistry Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Jakkur P.O., Bangalore 560064 (India), Fax: (+91) 80-2208-2760
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  • Subi J. George,

    1. New Chemistry Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Jakkur P.O., Bangalore 560064 (India), Fax: (+91) 80-2208-2760
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  • C. N. R. Rao

    1. New Chemistry Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Jakkur P.O., Bangalore 560064 (India), Fax: (+91) 80-2208-2760
    2. International Centre for Materials Science (ICMS), CSIR Centre of Excellence in Chemistry, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)
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  1. Errata: Corrigendum: Noncovalent Functionalization, Exfoliation, and Solubilization of Graphene in Water by Employing a Fluorescent Coronene Carboxylate Volume 17, Issue 48, 13380, Article first published online: 18 November 2011

Abstract

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Single-layer graphene stabilization: An efficient methodology to make stable aqueous solutions of single-layer graphene has been demonstrated by exploiting charge-transfer interactions with a coronene tetracarboxylate acceptor molecule (see figure). Microscopic studies reveal exfoliation of few-layer graphene and selective stabilization of single-layer graphene in large quantities.

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