Chemical Approaches to Produce Graphene Oxide and Related Materials

  • Alexander Sinitskii
  • James M. Tour


The “physical” separation of graphite layers with adhesive tape was a novel approach that spawned a flurry of activity but the chemical separation of graphite layers has been known for decades. The chapter starts off with a historical perspective of chemical exfoliation. The following topics are then discussed in detail: the morphology of chemically converted graphene (CCG) and graphene oxide (GO); models and supporting experiments that provide insight into the structural properties of GO; electrical characterization of CCG and GO; improvements made in CCG formation and functionalization of CCG; and, obtaining graphene ribbons from carbon nanotubes.


Graphene Oxide Graphene Sheet Graphite Oxide Sodium Dodecylbenzene Sulfonate Chlorosulfonic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of Nebraska – LincolnLincolnUSA
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryRice UniversityHoustonUSA

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