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Graphene material prepared by thermal reduction of the electrochemically synthesized graphite oxide

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Abstract

In the present work we demonstrate a simple and effective way to produce bulk quantities of graphene material. For the first time, graphite oxide (GO), synthesized by electrochemical treatment of natural graphite in HClO4 aqueous solution, was used to obtain thermally exfoliated-reduced graphite oxide (TRGO). Herein, GO was thermally exfoliated and reduced at 500 °C in air, giving the final product of TRGO. Due to shock treatment, the volume of the synthesized TRGO drastically increased compared to the starting GO. Furthermore, the exfoliation process resulted in a significant decrease in the concentration of oxygen functionalities. The choice of GO exfoliation temperature was preceded by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). TRGO was characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) analysis.

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The article was received on 27 Apr 2016, accepted on 22 Jun 2016 and first published on 01 Jul 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA10903A
Citation: RSC Adv., 2016,6, 63058-63063
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    Graphene material prepared by thermal reduction of the electrochemically synthesized graphite oxide

    B. Gurzęda, P. Florczak, M. Wiesner, M. Kempiński, S. Jurga and P. Krawczyk, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 63058
    DOI: 10.1039/C6RA10903A

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