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Issue 15, 2018
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Sweet graphene: exfoliation of graphite and preparation of glucose-graphene cocrystals through mechanochemical treatments

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Abstract

Mechanochemical treatment with carbohydrates leads to the successful exfoliation of graphite and this can be considered as a green approach to the preparation of graphene. Glucose, fructose and saccharose were used and the former showed the best exfoliation behaviour to generate graphene materials with a relatively low number of defects, as evidenced by Raman spectroscopy. The addition of small amounts of water to the ball milling treatment led to the formation of glucose-graphene co-crystals, which exhibited superior properties in terms of colloidal stability and minimization of cell toxicity.

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Submitted
12 Apr 2018
Accepted
02 Jul 2018
First published
02 Jul 2018

Green Chem., 2018,20, 3581-3592
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Sweet graphene: exfoliation of graphite and preparation of glucose-graphene cocrystals through mechanochemical treatments

V. J. González, A. M. Rodríguez, V. León, J. Frontiñán-Rubio, J. L. G. Fierro, M. Durán-Prado, A. B. Muñoz-García, M. Pavone and E. Vázquez, Green Chem., 2018, 20, 3581
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC01162A

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