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Title: Tailoring oxidation degrees of graphene oxide by simple chemical reactions

Abstract

High quality graphene oxide (GO) with controllable degrees of oxidation was synthesized by simple chemical reactions inspired by approaches to unzip single wall carbon nanotubes using strong oxidizing agents. As compared to the conventional Hummers method, these reactions are less exo-therm involved without emission of toxic gases. The structural characteristics of the synthesized GO with various oxidation degrees were evaluated by x-ray diffraction, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, thermal gravimetric analysis, and UV-vis-IR spectroscopy. GO with tailored degrees of oxidation displays tunable optoelectronic properties and may have a significant impact on developing graphene- or GO-based platforms for various technological applications.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ;  [3];  [1]
  1. Key Laboratory for Anisotropy and Texture of Materials of Ministry of Education, Northeastern University, Shenyang, Liaoning 110004 (China)
  2. (United States)
  3. Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22027701
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Applied Physics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 99; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: (c) 2011 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6951
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; CARBON OXIDES; GRAPHITE; INFRARED SPECTRA; NANOTUBES; OXIDATION; RAMAN SPECTRA; RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY; THERMAL GRAVIMETRIC ANALYSIS; ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA; VALENCE; VISIBLE SPECTRA; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; X-RAY PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY

Citation Formats

Wang Gongkai, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180, Sun Xiang, Lian Jie, and Liu Changsheng. Tailoring oxidation degrees of graphene oxide by simple chemical reactions. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1063/1.3622637.
Wang Gongkai, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180, Sun Xiang, Lian Jie, & Liu Changsheng. Tailoring oxidation degrees of graphene oxide by simple chemical reactions. United States. doi:10.1063/1.3622637.
Wang Gongkai, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180, Sun Xiang, Lian Jie, and Liu Changsheng. Mon . "Tailoring oxidation degrees of graphene oxide by simple chemical reactions". United States. doi:10.1063/1.3622637.
@article{osti_22027701,
title = {Tailoring oxidation degrees of graphene oxide by simple chemical reactions},
author = {Wang Gongkai and Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180 and Sun Xiang and Lian Jie and Liu Changsheng},
abstractNote = {High quality graphene oxide (GO) with controllable degrees of oxidation was synthesized by simple chemical reactions inspired by approaches to unzip single wall carbon nanotubes using strong oxidizing agents. As compared to the conventional Hummers method, these reactions are less exo-therm involved without emission of toxic gases. The structural characteristics of the synthesized GO with various oxidation degrees were evaluated by x-ray diffraction, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, thermal gravimetric analysis, and UV-vis-IR spectroscopy. GO with tailored degrees of oxidation displays tunable optoelectronic properties and may have a significant impact on developing graphene- or GO-based platforms for various technological applications.},
doi = {10.1063/1.3622637},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
issn = {0003-6951},
number = 5,
volume = 99,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {8}
}