Themed collection Graphene Chemistry
Guest editor Tomás Torres introduces the Graphene Chemistry issue of Chemical Society Reviews.
Synthesis and reduction of large sized graphene oxide sheets
Graphene oxide (GO) can be considered as one of the most visible outcomes of graphene research in terms of large scale production and commercialization prospects.
Direct growth of graphene on rigid and flexible substrates: progress, applications, and challenges
A review of various strategies, including transfer-free direct graphene growth on insulating substrates, which avoids the transfer processes that cause graphene defects, residues, tears and performance degradation in graphene-based functional devices. Applications and challenges of "direct growth of graphene'' in commercialization are discussed and addressed.
Chemical functionalization and characterization of graphene-based materials
This review offers an overview on the chemical functionalization, characterization and applications of graphene-based materials.
Synthesis, structure and applications of graphene-based 2D heterostructures
This review provides a comprehensive overview of the synthesis and applications of graphene-based two-dimensional (2D) heterostructures. Stacked and in-plane heterostructures with other 2D materials and heterostructures with lower dimensionality materials are presented.
The physics and chemistry of graphene-on-surfaces
This review describes the major “graphene-on-surface” structures and examines the roles of their properties in governing the overall performance for specific applications.
Current and future directions in electron transfer chemistry of graphene
The participation of graphene in electron transfer chemistry, where an electron is transferred between graphene and other species, encompasses many important processes that have shown versatility and potential for use in important applications.
Active sites on graphene-based materials as metal-free catalysts
Defects, periphery, heteroatoms and heterojunctions can make graphene behave as a catalyst without the need for metallic elements.
Towards stoichiometric analogues of graphene: graphane, fluorographene, graphol, graphene acid and others
Stoichiometric derivatives of graphene, having well-defined chemical structure and well-defined chemical bonds, are of a great interest to the 2D materials research.
Promises, facts and challenges for graphene in biomedical applications
Graphene-based materials can contribute favorably to the biomedical field. Particularly promising areas of development include sensors, controlled drug delivery and tissue engineering.
Theory of 2D crystals: graphene and beyond
This tutorial review presents an overview of the basic theoretical aspects of two-dimensional (2D) crystals.
About this collection
We are pleased to present our Chemical Society Reviews themed issue on graphene chemistry. Guest edited by Tomás Torres (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), this issue aims to provide an overview of recent developments in the expanding field of graphene chemistry. Graphene is one of the most representative low-dimensional materials and exhibits particular electronic, optical, mechanical and chemical properties. Graphene chemistry has gained the attention of an increasing number of researchers working in different areas, with many promising applications currently in development. Articles in this themed issue focus on the latest progress ranging from theory and electron transfer chemistry, to graphene composite materials and 2D heterostructures.