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Green reduction of graphene oxide using alanine

Lookup NU author(s): Jiabin Wang, Dr Elif Caliskan Salihi, Professor Lidija Siller



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There remains a real need for the easy, eco-friendly and scalable preparation method of graphenedue to various potential applications. Chemical reduction is the most versatile method for the large scale production of graphene. Here we report the operating conditions for a one-step, economical and green synthesis method for the reduction of graphene oxide using a biomolecule (alanine). Graphene oxide was produced by the oxidation and exfoliation of natural graphite flake with strong oxidants using Hummers method (Hummers and Offeman, 1958), but the method was revised in our laboratory to set up a safe and environmentally friendly route. The reduction of graphene oxide was investigated using Alanine at various operating conditions in order to set up optimum conditions (treatment time,temperature and concentration of the reagent). Samples have been characterised by using UV-Visible spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction analysis.

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Author(s): Wang J, Caliskan Salihi E, Siller L

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications

Year: 2017

Volume: 72

Pages: 1-6

Print publication date: 01/03/2017

Online publication date: 09/11/2016

Acceptance date: 06/11/2016

Date deposited: 09/11/2016

ISSN (print): 0928-4931

ISSN (electronic): 1873-0191

Publisher: Elsevier BV


DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2016.11.017


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