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Biocompatible N-acetyl cysteine reduces graphene oxide and persists at the surface as a green radical scavenger

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We demonstrate that N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) reduces graphene oxide (GO) at room temperature. This represents a new green method to produce reduced GO (rGO). NAC adheres to the rGO surface as demonstrated by several spectroscopy techniques and avoids GO-mediated oxidation of glutathione. This method offers new opportunities for the production of green biocompatible rGO and NAC-based therapies.

Graphical abstract: Biocompatible N-acetyl cysteine reduces graphene oxide and persists at the surface as a green radical scavenger

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Submitted
17 Jan 2019
Accepted
13 Mar 2019
First published
13 Mar 2019

Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 4186-4189
Article type
Communication

Biocompatible N-acetyl cysteine reduces graphene oxide and persists at the surface as a green radical scavenger

V. Palmieri, E. A. Dalchiele, G. Perini, A. Motta, M. De Spirito, R. Zanoni, A. G. Marrani and M. Papi, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 4186
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC00429G

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