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A solvent-free Diels–Alder reaction of graphite into functionalized graphene nanosheets

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Abstract

A solvent-free Diels–Alder reaction was carried out by heating a mixture of graphite and a typical dienophile, maleic anhydride (MA) or maleimide (MI), in a sealed glass ampoule of argon. The functionalization of graphite with dienophiles was confirmed by various characterization techniques, suggesting the efficient functionalization and delamination of graphite into a few layers of graphitic nanosheets.

Graphical abstract: A solvent-free Diels–Alder reaction of graphite into functionalized graphene nanosheets

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Submitted
11 Sep 2014
Accepted
06 Oct 2014
First published
06 Oct 2014

This article is Open Access

Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 14651-14653
Article type
Communication
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A solvent-free Diels–Alder reaction of graphite into functionalized graphene nanosheets

J. Seo and J. Baek, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 14651
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07173E

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