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Inclusion and exclusion of self-assembled molecules inside graphene scrolls and control of their inner-tube diameter

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Abstract

Graphene nanoscrolls (GNSs) have a unique structure and properties different from those of graphene and carbon nanotubes. Nanoscrolls of graphene are first synthesized by a simple solution process. Using N-(2-aminoethyl)-3α-hydroxy-5β-cholan-24-amide (LCA), as a bile acid derivative and self-assembling material, the inner-tube diameter of GNSs can be controlled by adjusting the diameter of LCA fibers grown by self-assembly. TEM and SEM images show that the GNSs have a tube-like morphology with various inner diameters of 2–12 nm and up to 250 nm achieved through growth and inclusion of LCA fibers. Finally, open cylindrical GNSs with a hollow core were obtained by solvent dissolution and thermal degradation of LCAs.

Graphical abstract: Inclusion and exclusion of self-assembled molecules inside graphene scrolls and control of their inner-tube diameter

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The article was received on 15 May 2014, accepted on 02 Jul 2014 and first published on 02 Jul 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA04556D
RSC Adv., 2014,4, 35943-35949

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    Inclusion and exclusion of self-assembled molecules inside graphene scrolls and control of their inner-tube diameter

    D. Y. Hwang, J. Y. Yook and D. H. Suh, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 35943
    DOI: 10.1039/C4RA04556D

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