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Chemical reduction of graphene oxide: a synthetic chemistry viewpoint

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Abstract

The chemical reduction of graphene oxide is a promising route towards the large scale production of graphene for commercial applications. The current state-of-the-art in graphene oxide reduction, consisting of more than 50 types of reducing agent, will be reviewed from a synthetic chemistry point of view. Emphasis is placed on the techniques, reaction mechanisms and the quality of the produced graphene. The reducing agents are reviewed under two major categories: (i) those which function according to well-supported mechanisms and (ii) those which function according to proposed mechanisms based on knowledge of organic chemistry. This review will serve as a valuable platform to understand the efficiency of these reducing agents for the reduction of graphene oxide.

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The article was received on 14 Aug 2013 and first published on 11 Oct 2013


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60303B
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014,43, 291-312
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    Chemical reduction of graphene oxide: a synthetic chemistry viewpoint

    C. K. Chua and M. Pumera, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 291
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60303B

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