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Electrochemical and spectroscopic characterization of quinone functionalized exfoliated graphite

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Abstract

Natural graphite was exfoliated by thermal decomposition of graphite-bisulfate intercalation compound. Oxidative/reductive pre-treatment of exfoliated graphite was subsequently carried out to introduce various functional groups on the graphite surface. The resulting material was covalently modified with redox active quinones. The covalent modification was effected through oxygen containing functional groups formed on the graphite surface. The modified exfoliated graphite was characterized by infra-red (FTIR) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Electrochemical characterization of the pressed pellets of the modified graphite showed that the modification occurred at the edge sites. These electrodes were found to be very stable and the surface renewal was simply accomplished by polishing the surface using SiC emery sheets. Application of the benzoquinone modified electrode for the electrocatalysis of ascorbic acid oxidation was demonstrated.

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The article was received on 12 Jul 2001, accepted on 28 Sep 2001 and first published on 23 Oct 2001


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B106199M
Citation: Analyst, 2001,126, 1872-1877

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    Electrochemical and spectroscopic characterization of quinone functionalized exfoliated graphite

    P. Ramesh and S. Sampath, Analyst, 2001, 126, 1872
    DOI: 10.1039/B106199M

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