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Biomass derived solvents for the scalable production of single layered graphene from graphite

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Abstract

Among four different biomass derived green and sustainable solvents namely levulinic acid (LA), ethyl lactate (EL), γ-valerolactone (GVL) and formic acid (FA) only LA was found to exfoliate graphite to single and few layered graphene sheets. During exfoliation, the formation of LA crystals embedded with single layered graphene sheets was observed. The process is scalable and the solvent can be recovered and reused in five subsequent cycles of exfoliation for the large scale production of graphene sheets.

Graphical abstract: Biomass derived solvents for the scalable production of single layered graphene from graphite

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The article was received on 11 Jan 2016, accepted on 08 Feb 2016 and first published on 08 Feb 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00256K
Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 9074-9077

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    Biomass derived solvents for the scalable production of single layered graphene from graphite

    M. Sharma, D. Mondal, N. Singh and K. Prasad, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 9074
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00256K

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