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Microwave synthesis of graphene sheets supporting metal nanocrystals in aqueous and organic media

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Abstract

We have developed a facile and scalable chemical reduction method assisted by microwave irradiation for the synthesis of chemically converted graphene sheets and metal nanoparticles dispersed on the graphene sheets. The method allows rapid chemical reduction of exfoliated graphite oxide (GO) using a variety of reducing agents in either aqueous or organic media. It also allows the simultaneous reduction of GO and a variety of metal salts thus resulting in the dispersion of metallic and bimetallic nanoparticles supported on the large surface area of the thermally stable 2D graphene sheets.

Graphical abstract: Microwave synthesis of graphene sheets supporting metal nanocrystals in aqueous and organic media

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The article was received on 30 Mar 2009, accepted on 22 Apr 2009 and first published on 12 May 2009


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B906253J
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2009,19, 3832-3837
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    Microwave synthesis of graphene sheets supporting metal nanocrystals in aqueous and organic media

    H. M. A. Hassan, V. Abdelsayed, A. E. R. S. Khder, K. M. AbouZeid, J. Terner, M. S. El-Shall, S. I. Al-Resayes and A. A. El-Azhary, J. Mater. Chem., 2009, 19, 3832
    DOI: 10.1039/B906253J

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