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Microwave-assisted rapid synthesis of water-soluble graphene

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A facile and highly efficient microwave-assisted method was used to synthesise water-soluble graphene from graphene oxide involving pre-reduction, grafting and post-reduction. Polyacrylamide (PAM) chains have been rapidly grafted onto the graphene sheets (GS) via free-radical polymerization under sequential microwave irradiations. Grafting of PAM chains on the sides of the GS increased the thickness of the sheets and improved the water-solubility of the GS.

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The article was received on 29 Dec 2010, accepted on 04 May 2011 and first published on 13 Jun 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0JM04564K
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 10421-10425
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    Microwave-assisted rapid synthesis of water-soluble graphene

    J. Long, M. Fang and G. Chen, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 10421
    DOI: 10.1039/C0JM04564K

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