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Chemical functionalization and characterization of graphene-based materials

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Graphene-based materials (GBMs), with graphene, their most known member, at the head, constitute a large family of materials which has aroused the interest of scientists working in different research fields such as chemistry, physics, or materials science, to mention a few, arguably as no other material before. In this review, we offer a general overview on the most relevant synthetic approaches for the covalent and non-covalent functionalization and characterization of GBMs. Moreover, some representative examples of the incorporation into GBMs of electroactive units such as porphyrins, phthalocyanines, or ferrocene, among others, affording electron donor–acceptor (D–A) hybrids are presented. For the latter systems, the photophysical characterization of their ground- and excited-state features has also been included, paying particular attention to elucidate the fundamental dynamics of the energy transfer and charge separation processes of these hybrids. For some of the presented architectures, their application in solar energy conversion schemes and energy production has been also discussed.

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30 Mar 2017
First published
12 Jul 2017

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2017,46, 4464-4500
Article type
Review Article

Chemical functionalization and characterization of graphene-based materials

G. Bottari, M. xmlns="http://www.rsc.org/schema/rscart38"> <. Á. Herranz, L. Wibmer, M. Volland, L. Rodríguez-Pérez, D. M. Guldi, A. Hirsch, N. Martín, F. D'Souza and T. Torres, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2017, 46, 4464
DOI: 10.1039/C7CS00229G

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