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Bio-inspired unprecedented synthesis of reduced graphene oxide: a catalytic probe for electro-/chemical reduction of nitro groups in an aqueous medium

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Abstract

The first green reduction of graphene oxide (GO) using cashew leaf extract as biorenewable reducing agents containing water soluble tannins and gallic acid is reported herein. The synthesized rGO has been well characterized by TEM, SEM, XRD, FTIR, Raman, UV-vis spectroscopy, and cyclic voltammetry. A catalytic probe for electro-/chemical reduction of a nitro group into an amino group in an aqueous medium was also performed successfully.

Graphical abstract: Bio-inspired unprecedented synthesis of reduced graphene oxide: a catalytic probe for electro-/chemical reduction of nitro groups in an aqueous medium

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The article was received on 02 Dec 2017, accepted on 23 Dec 2017 and first published on 26 Dec 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ04732K
Citation: New J. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
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    Bio-inspired unprecedented synthesis of reduced graphene oxide: a catalytic probe for electro-/chemical reduction of nitro groups in an aqueous medium

    S. Mahata, A. Sahu, P. Shukla, A. Rai, M. Singh and V. K. Rai, New J. Chem., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ04732K

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