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Rapid method for the purification of graphene oxide

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A rapid and facile purification method for graphene oxide (GO) is important for its production above the gram scale. Such a method would allow for the development of GO's large-scale industrial applications. Out of several protocols in this study, including centrifugation, filtration, precipitation and decantation, filtration using a gas-press proved to be the most effective. Gas-press filtration using filter beds of Celite, perlite, glass wool, ceramic tape, or woven glass fibre allowed for adequate purification of 1 g of crude large-flake (∼30 μm flake diameter) GO in less than 60 min using a lab-scale set-up. The present technique could be easily scaled-up, it generates minimal waste, and can be tuned by changing the dimensions of the equipment, pressure, and filter bed. This would allow a user to obtain a higher work-up efficiency. The quickly purified product is called efficiently purified GO or EGO.

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The article was received on 26 Apr 2015, accepted on 27 May 2015 and first published on 27 May 2015

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA07604H
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Citation: RSC Adv., 2015,5, 50365-50371
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    Rapid method for the purification of graphene oxide

    G. Ceriotti, A. Yu. Romanchuk, A. S. Slesarev and S. N. Kalmykov, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 50365
    DOI: 10.1039/C5RA07604H

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