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A review on graphene-based nanocomposites for electrochemical and fluorescent biosensors

Biosensors with high sensitivity, selectivity and a low limit of detection, reaching nano/picomolar concentrations of biomolecules, are important to the medical sciences and healthcare industry for evaluating physiological and metabolic parameters.

Graphical abstract: A review on graphene-based nanocomposites for electrochemical and fluorescent biosensors
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Graphene/Si Schottky solar cells: a review of recent advances and prospects

The structure and mechanism of graphene/silicon solar cells, and several key strategies to improve the performance of the cells.

Graphical abstract: Graphene/Si Schottky solar cells: a review of recent advances and prospects
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Polyolefin/graphene nanocomposites: a review

The present article is mainly focused on literature studies centred on polyolefin (especially PE and PP) nanocomposites based on graphene and its derivatives.

Graphical abstract: Polyolefin/graphene nanocomposites: a review
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Graphene, hexagonal boron nitride, and their heterostructures: properties and applications

In recent years, two-dimensional atomic-level thickness crystal materials have attracted widespread interest such as graphene, hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), silicene, germanium, black phosphorus (BP), transition metal sulfides and so on.

Graphical abstract: Graphene, hexagonal boron nitride, and their heterostructures: properties and applications
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Review of the synthesis, transfer, characterization and growth mechanisms of single and multilayer graphene

Graphene has emerged as the most popular topic in the active research field since graphene's discovery in 2004 by Andrei Geim and Kostya Novoselov.

Graphical abstract: Review of the synthesis, transfer, characterization and growth mechanisms of single and multilayer graphene
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Antibody-modified reduced graphene oxide film for circulating tumor cell detection in early-stage prostate cancer patients

We report the fabrication of an antibody-modified reduced graphene oxide film, which can be used to efficiently detect CTCs in PCa patients with PSA levels of 4–10 ng mL−1.

Graphical abstract: Antibody-modified reduced graphene oxide film for circulating tumor cell detection in early-stage prostate cancer patients
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Origin of the anomalous size-dependent increase of capacitance in boron nitride–graphene nanocapacitors

The anomalous size-dependent increase in capacitance in boron nitride–graphene nanocapacitors is a puzzle that has been initially attributed to the negative quantum capacitance exhibited by this particular materials system.

Graphical abstract: Origin of the anomalous size-dependent increase of capacitance in boron nitride–graphene nanocapacitors
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Comparison of performance and biofouling resistance of thin-film composite forward osmosis membranes with substrate/active layer modified by graphene oxide

The substrate modified by GO could greatly improve water flux, whereas the GO-functionalized active layer is favorable for biofouling mitigation.

Graphical abstract: Comparison of performance and biofouling resistance of thin-film composite forward osmosis membranes with substrate/active layer modified by graphene oxide
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Effect of nitrogen-doping configuration in graphene on the oxygen reduction reaction

The oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) reactivity of various nitrogen-doped graphene configurations are probed in detail using density functional theory (DFT) calculations.

Graphical abstract: Effect of nitrogen-doping configuration in graphene on the oxygen reduction reaction
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Influence of cooling-induced edge morphology evolution during chemical vapor deposition on H2 etching of graphene domains

The entire morphological variation of CVD graphene during cooling and etching.

Graphical abstract: Influence of cooling-induced edge morphology evolution during chemical vapor deposition on H2 etching of graphene domains
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Unveiling the thickness-dependent mechanical properties of graphene papers by in situ SEM tension

We prepared graphene paper (GP) using graphene sheets of different thickness. The fracture strength of the GP was assessed by uniaxial in-plane tensile tests using an in situ scanning electron microscope.

Graphical abstract: Unveiling the thickness-dependent mechanical properties of graphene papers by in situ SEM tension
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Controllable reduction of graphene oxide by electron-beam irradiation

The oxygen content of graphene oxide (GO) is directly related to its physical and chemical properties, such as hydrophilicity, suspension stability, adsorption, and ion-sieving ability of GO membranes.

Graphical abstract: Controllable reduction of graphene oxide by electron-beam irradiation
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Liquid-phase exfoliation of graphite into graphene nanosheets in a hydrocavitating ‘lab-on-a-chip’

Graphene nanosheets were exfoliated from hydrodynamic cavitation performed inside a microchannel.

Graphical abstract: Liquid-phase exfoliation of graphite into graphene nanosheets in a hydrocavitating ‘lab-on-a-chip’
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Uniform nanoporous graphene sponge from natural polysaccharides as a metal-free electrocatalyst for hydrogen generation

Structuring of graphene as graphene sponges in the submicrometric scale has been achieved by using silica spheres (80 nm diameter) as hard templates and chitosan or alginate as precursor of defective N-doped or undoped graphene, respectively.

Graphical abstract: Uniform nanoporous graphene sponge from natural polysaccharides as a metal-free electrocatalyst for hydrogen generation
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Influence of atmospheric species on the electrical properties of functionalized graphene sheets

We report on the time-dependent influence of atmospheric species on the electrical properties of functionalized graphene sheets (FGSs).

Graphical abstract: Influence of atmospheric species on the electrical properties of functionalized graphene sheets
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Growth temperature dependence of nitrogen doped graphene structure on Pt (111) and analysis of its reactivity with oxygen

Nitrogen doping is an effective method for modulating the electronic states and properties of graphene. Pyridinic nitrogen enhances the reactivity with oxygen.

Graphical abstract: Growth temperature dependence of nitrogen doped graphene structure on Pt (111) and analysis of its reactivity with oxygen
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The chemical functionalization of graphene nanoplatelets through solvent-free reaction

Carboxyl-terminated pyrrolidine functionalized graphene nanoplatelets through a solvent-free reaction.

Graphical abstract: The chemical functionalization of graphene nanoplatelets through solvent-free reaction
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Photo-induced antibacterial activity of four graphene based nanomaterials on a wide range of bacteria

Antibacterial potentials of four graphene based nanomaterials are tested on a wide range of bacteria.

Graphical abstract: Photo-induced antibacterial activity of four graphene based nanomaterials on a wide range of bacteria
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One-pot synthesis of graphene quantum dots and simultaneous nanostructured self-assembly via a novel microwave-assisted method: impact on triazine removal and efficiency monitoring

Graphene quantum dot (GQDs) assemblies from a one-step microwave reaction as bifunctional materials in remediation of triazines.

Graphical abstract: One-pot synthesis of graphene quantum dots and simultaneous nanostructured self-assembly via a novel microwave-assisted method: impact on triazine removal and efficiency monitoring
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Graphene based photoanode for DSSCs with high performances

Graphene assisted photoanodes are promising because of the high performance of the resulting dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs).

Graphical abstract: Graphene based photoanode for DSSCs with high performances
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Tribological behavior of in situ fabricated graphene–nickel matrix composites

Graphene protects nickel from severe oxidation and forms carbon-rich tribofilms containing disordered amorphous carbon and ordered polymers by tribo-chemical reactions.

Graphical abstract: Tribological behavior of in situ fabricated graphene–nickel matrix composites
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Graphene nanoplatelets-sericin surface-modified Gum alloy for improved biological response

GNP–SS functionalized Gum alloy exhibits superior bioactivity in inducing in vitro osteogenesis.

Graphical abstract: Graphene nanoplatelets-sericin surface-modified Gum alloy for improved biological response
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Graphene-based surface heater for de-icing applications

We report a scalable process of making highly conductive graphene-based glass fibre rovings and their integration into a vacuum infused epoxy–glass fabric composite. We then demonstrate the potential use of as prepared composites for de-icing applications.

Graphical abstract: Graphene-based surface heater for de-icing applications
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Water wettability of graphene: interplay between the interfacial water structure and the electronic structure

Wettability of graphene is characterized from first principles.

Graphical abstract: Water wettability of graphene: interplay between the interfacial water structure and the electronic structure
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Graphene inclusion controlling conductivity and gas sorption of metal–organic framework

Changed electrochemical activity and CO2/H2O adsorption by graphene inclusion in Cu3(1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylate)2 and covalent tethering to glassy carbon electrodes.

Graphical abstract: Graphene inclusion controlling conductivity and gas sorption of metal–organic framework
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Temperature-tuned ferromagnetism in hydrogenated multilayer graphene

Hydrogenated multilayer graphene was prepared by a facile electrochemical cathodic method and its ferromagnetism was tuned through thermal annealing.

Graphical abstract: Temperature-tuned ferromagnetism in hydrogenated multilayer graphene
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Tune the chemical activity of graphene via the transition metal substrate

The chemical activity of graphene can be tuned by the transition metal substrate.

Graphical abstract: Tune the chemical activity of graphene via the transition metal substrate
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Thermal property improvement of polytetrafluoroethylene nanocomposites with graphene nanoplatelets

Adding GNPs into PTFE can significantly improve the thermal properties of nanocomposites.

Graphical abstract: Thermal property improvement of polytetrafluoroethylene nanocomposites with graphene nanoplatelets
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Boron-doped graphene as a metal-free catalyst for gas-phase oxidation of benzyl alcohol to benzaldehyde

Boron doped graphene for the oxidative dehydrogenation reactions.

Graphical abstract: Boron-doped graphene as a metal-free catalyst for gas-phase oxidation of benzyl alcohol to benzaldehyde
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Interface engineering of graphene–silicon Schottky junction solar cells with an Al2O3 interfacial layer grown by atomic layer deposition

One approach to improve Gr/Si SBSC performance is engineering the interface with an interfacial layer. We demonstrate the improved performance of Gr/Si SBSC upon engineering the interface with an aluminium oxide (Al2O3) layer grown by atomic layer deposition (ALD)..

Graphical abstract: Interface engineering of graphene–silicon Schottky junction solar cells with an Al2O3 interfacial layer grown by atomic layer deposition
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Sulfonated graphene oxide/Nafion composite membranes for high temperature and low humidity proton exchange membrane fuel cells

Preparation process of Nafion/Fe3O4–SGO composite membranes.

Graphical abstract: Sulfonated graphene oxide/Nafion composite membranes for high temperature and low humidity proton exchange membrane fuel cells
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Synergistic effects of zeolite imidazole framework@graphene oxide composites in humidified mixed matrix membranes on CO2 separation

In this study, composite nanosheets (ZIF-8@GO) were prepared via an in situ growth method and then incorporated into a polyimide (PI) matrix to fabricate mixed matrix membranes (MMMs) for CO2 separation.

Graphical abstract: Synergistic effects of zeolite imidazole framework@graphene oxide composites in humidified mixed matrix membranes on CO2 separation
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One-pot synthesis of amine-functionalized graphene oxide by microwave-assisted reactions: an outstanding alternative for supporting materials in supercapacitors

A simple and straightforward method using microwave-assisted reactions is presented for the functionalization of graphene oxide with aromatic and non-aromatic amines.

Graphical abstract: One-pot synthesis of amine-functionalized graphene oxide by microwave-assisted reactions: an outstanding alternative for supporting materials in supercapacitors
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Defined covalent assembly of protein molecules on graphene using a genetically encoded photochemical reaction handle

We demonstrate a general method for photochemically-induced covalent attachment of proteins to graphene through the introduction of a non-canonical amino acid p-azido-L-phenylalanine into defined residue positions.

Graphical abstract: Defined covalent assembly of protein molecules on graphene using a genetically encoded photochemical reaction handle
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Bending energy of 2D materials: graphene, MoS2 and imogolite

The bending process of 2D materials, subject to an external force, is investigated, and applied to graphene, molybdenum disulphide (MoS2), and imogolite.

Graphical abstract: Bending energy of 2D materials: graphene, MoS2 and imogolite
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Synthesis and characterization of graphene oxide sheets integrated with gold nanoparticles and their applications to adsorptive removal and catalytic reduction of water contaminants

Preparation of graphene oxide–gold (GO–Au) nanocomposites as adsorbents and catalysts for decontamination of water.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and characterization of graphene oxide sheets integrated with gold nanoparticles and their applications to adsorptive removal and catalytic reduction of water contaminants
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Interaction between functionalized graphene and sulfur compounds in a lithium–sulfur battery – a density functional theory investigation

Functionalized graphene can successfully anchor sulfur compounds via moderate interactions, leading to improved conductivity and charge transfer in the cathode of Li–S batteries.

Graphical abstract: Interaction between functionalized graphene and sulfur compounds in a lithium–sulfur battery – a density functional theory investigation
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A label-free electrochemical platform for the highly sensitive detection of hepatitis B virus DNA using graphene quantum dots

Based on the interaction between single-stranded probe DNA and graphene quantum dots (GQDs), we have designed a simple but smart electrochemical platform to detect HBV-DNA by using GQDs modified glassy carbon electrode coupled with probe DNA.

Graphical abstract: A label-free electrochemical platform for the highly sensitive detection of hepatitis B virus DNA using graphene quantum dots
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Enhanced electron transfer mediated detection of hydrogen peroxide using a silver nanoparticle–reduced graphene oxide–polyaniline fabricated electrochemical sensor

The current study aims at the development of an electrochemical sensor based on a silver nanoparticle–reduced graphene oxide–polyaniline (AgNPs–rGO–PANI) nanocomposite for the sensitive and selective detection of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2).

Graphical abstract: Enhanced electron transfer mediated detection of hydrogen peroxide using a silver nanoparticle–reduced graphene oxide–polyaniline fabricated electrochemical sensor
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Graphene oxide as an additive to improve perovskite film crystallization and morphology for high-efficiency solar cells

The quality of perovskite film has a great impact on its light absorption and carrier transport, which is vital to improve high-efficiency perovskite solar cells (PSCs).

Graphical abstract: Graphene oxide as an additive to improve perovskite film crystallization and morphology for high-efficiency solar cells
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Magnetic CoFe2O4 nanoparticles supported on graphene oxide (CoFe2O4/GO) with high catalytic activity for peroxymonosulfate activation and degradation of rhodamine B

Herein, we report the preparation of magnetic CoFe2O4 nanoparticles and CoFe2O4/graphene oxide (GO) hybrids and evaluate their catalytic activity as heterogeneous peroxymonosulfate (PMS) activators for the decomposition of rhodamine B.

Graphical abstract: Magnetic CoFe2O4 nanoparticles supported on graphene oxide (CoFe2O4/GO) with high catalytic activity for peroxymonosulfate activation and degradation of rhodamine B
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Graphene-based anticorrosive coatings for copper

The present study was focused on the development of environmentally friendly graphene-based anti-corrosive coatings and understanding the effect of these coatings on the electrochemical corrosion behavior of copper.

Graphical abstract: Graphene-based anticorrosive coatings for copper
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An electrochemical MIP sensor for selective detection of salbutamol based on a graphene/PEDOT:PSS modified screen printed carbon electrode

The first MIP sensor on an inkjet-printed graphene nanocomposite modified screen-printed carbon electrode was developed.

Graphical abstract: An electrochemical MIP sensor for selective detection of salbutamol based on a graphene/PEDOT:PSS modified screen printed carbon electrode
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Value of mir-247 in warning of graphene oxide toxicity in nematode Caenorhabditis elegans

Our results imply the important potential of mir-247 in warning the formation of GO toxicity in the range of μg L−1 in nematodes.

Graphical abstract: Value of mir-247 in warning of graphene oxide toxicity in nematode Caenorhabditis elegans
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Electrochemical deposition of nickel graphene composite coatings: effect of deposition temperature on its surface morphology and corrosion resistance

The present work describes the fabrication of Ni–graphene composite coatings on carbon steel at different deposition temperatures (15 °C, 30 °C, 45 °C and 60 °C, respectively) by an electrochemical codeposition method.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical deposition of nickel graphene composite coatings: effect of deposition temperature on its surface morphology and corrosion resistance
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Synthesis and characterization of sulfophenyl-functionalized reduced graphene oxide sheets

We report modification of graphene oxide by thermal reduction to obtain reduced graphene oxide and subsequent functionalization with sulfophenyl groups to obtain SRGO as well as the characterization of these materials by TGA-MS.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and characterization of sulfophenyl-functionalized reduced graphene oxide sheets
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Three-dimensional reduced graphene oxide powder for efficient microwave absorption in the S-band (2–4 GHz)

Three-dimensional reduced graphene oxide (3D-rGO) powders are synthesized and demonstrate remarkably enhanced microwave absorption in the S-band (2–4 GHz).

Graphical abstract: Three-dimensional reduced graphene oxide powder for efficient microwave absorption in the S-band (2–4 GHz)
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One-step synthesis of band-tunable N, S co-doped commercial TiO2/graphene quantum dots composites with enhanced photocatalytic activity

N, S co-doped commercial TiO2/N, S-GQDs graphene quantum dots (NSTG) composites with band tunability are synthesized via a facile solvothermal treatment in the presence of thiourea, which acts as a precursor for the dopants.

Graphical abstract: One-step synthesis of band-tunable N, S co-doped commercial TiO2/graphene quantum dots composites with enhanced photocatalytic activity
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Efficient interfacial interaction for improving mechanical properties of polydimethylsiloxane nanocomposites filled with low content of graphene oxide nanoribbons

GONR-filled H-t-PDMS nanocomposites were fabricated by using a facile solvent-free process, and the reinforcement efficiency of GONRs at low filler content is superior to those of the other carbon nano-fillers.

Graphical abstract: Efficient interfacial interaction for improving mechanical properties of polydimethylsiloxane nanocomposites filled with low content of graphene oxide nanoribbons
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Adsorption of mercury(II) with an Fe3O4 magnetic polypyrrole–graphene oxide nanocomposite

The Fe3O4 magnetic polypyrrole–graphene (PPy–GO) has a Langmuir adsorption capacities of 400.0 mg g−1 for Hg(II). And it has a favorable saturation magnetization of 19.0 emu g−1, easily separated from solutions via additional exterior magnets.

Graphical abstract: Adsorption of mercury(ii) with an Fe3O4 magnetic polypyrrole–graphene oxide nanocomposite
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Graphene quantum dot-based theranostic agents for active targeting of breast cancer

A novel GQD-complex was designed as a promising theranostic agent for the treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer.

Graphical abstract: Graphene quantum dot-based theranostic agents for active targeting of breast cancer
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Heavy metals removal by EDTA-functionalized chitosan graphene oxide nanocomposites

Graphene-based two-dimensional materials have been explored in a variety of applications, including the treatment of heavy-metal-rich water/wastewater.

Graphical abstract: Heavy metals removal by EDTA-functionalized chitosan graphene oxide nanocomposites
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Graphene/polyaniline@carbon cloth composite as a high-performance flexible supercapacitor electrode prepared by a one-step electrochemical co-deposition method

A one-step electrochemical co-deposition method was used to prepare a graphene/polyaniline composite on carbon cloth for high-performance flexible supercapacitors.

Graphical abstract: Graphene/polyaniline@carbon cloth composite as a high-performance flexible supercapacitor electrode prepared by a one-step electrochemical co-deposition method
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Hydrothermal assisted in situ growth of CoSe onto graphene nanosheets as a nanohybrid positive electrode for asymmetric supercapacitors

Cobalt selenide–graphene (CoSe–G) nanohybrid was successfully synthesised by a one-pot hydrothermal method and used as a positive electrode for asymmetric supercapacitor, which provides an energy density of 45.5 W h kg−1 and a power density of 1.1 kW kg−1.

Graphical abstract: Hydrothermal assisted in situ growth of CoSe onto graphene nanosheets as a nanohybrid positive electrode for asymmetric supercapacitors
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Lipase immobilization on facile synthesized polyaniline-coated silver-functionalized graphene oxide nanocomposites as novel biocatalysts: stability and activity insights

Schematic representation of the preparation of PANI/Ag/GO-NCs and immobilization of lipase.

Graphical abstract: Lipase immobilization on facile synthesized polyaniline-coated silver-functionalized graphene oxide nanocomposites as novel biocatalysts: stability and activity insights
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A facile synthesis of Cu–Ni bimetallic nanoparticle supported organo functionalized graphene oxide as a catalyst for selective hydrogenation of p-nitrophenol and cinnamaldehyde

We report a facile and environmentally friendly protocol for the synthesis of novel mono-dispersed Cu and Ni bimetallic alloy particles supported on fibrous anime functionalized graphene oxide (GO).

Graphical abstract: A facile synthesis of Cu–Ni bimetallic nanoparticle supported organo functionalized graphene oxide as a catalyst for selective hydrogenation of p-nitrophenol and cinnamaldehyde
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MnS nanocomposites based on doped graphene: simple synthesis by a wet chemical route and improved electrochemical properties as an electrode material for supercapacitors

Nanocomposites of MnS anchored on graphene, nitrogen-doped graphene and boron-doped graphene have been prepared by a simple wet chemical process.

Graphical abstract: MnS nanocomposites based on doped graphene: simple synthesis by a wet chemical route and improved electrochemical properties as an electrode material for supercapacitors
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Synthesis of graphene oxide/polyimide mixed matrix membranes for desalination

Graphene oxide (GO) was incorporated into polyimide (PI) to fabricate GO/PI mixed matrix membranes (MMMs), which show a high water flux (36.1 kg m−2 h−1) and a high salt rejection (99.9%) for desalination of 3.5 wt% seawater at 90 °C.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of graphene oxide/polyimide mixed matrix membranes for desalination
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A novel ionic liquid functionalized graphene oxide supported gold nanoparticle composite film for sensitive electrochemical detection of dopamine

A simple and sensitive electrochemical sensor for detection of dopamine has been developed based on ionic liquid functionalized graphene oxide supported gold nanoparticles (GO-IL-AuNPs) coated onto a glassy carbon electrode.

Graphical abstract: A novel ionic liquid functionalized graphene oxide supported gold nanoparticle composite film for sensitive electrochemical detection of dopamine
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Solar mediated reduction of graphene oxide

This paper explores the reduction of water dispersed graphene oxide (GO) by sunlight. The electronic and structural properties of the sunlight reduced GO are compared with that of GO reduced by conventional methods.

Graphical abstract: Solar mediated reduction of graphene oxide
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Mn3O4/graphene nanocomposites: outstanding performances as highly efficient photocatalysts and microwave absorbers

Mn3O4 incorporated graphenes synthesized by a deposition-solvothermal process were efficiently used for methylene blue degradation under visible illumination (88 W, λ > 420 nm) and under microwave irradiation (800 W, 2.45 GHz, 373 K).

Graphical abstract: Mn3O4/graphene nanocomposites: outstanding performances as highly efficient photocatalysts and microwave absorbers
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Microwave assisted fabrication of a nanostructured reduced graphene oxide (rGO)/Fe2O3 composite as a promising next generation energy storage material

A supercapacitor electrode material, rGO–Fe2O3 composite, prepared by a facile microwave assisted in situ technique, delivers a high specific capacitance of 577.5 F g−1 at a current density of 2 A g−1 with a long cycle life and high rate performance.

Graphical abstract: Microwave assisted fabrication of a nanostructured reduced graphene oxide (rGO)/Fe2O3 composite as a promising next generation energy storage material
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About this collection

Graphene has become a tool that can open new research lines in all branches of science. This collection of articles, guest edited by Associate Editor Pablo Denis (Universidad de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay), covers a wide range of topics and reflects the broad spectrum of authors and readers of RSC Advances, including Nobel Prize winners. It includes contributions on catalysis, drug delivery, sensing, renewable energies, synthesis, theoretical chemistry, water purification, thermal/mechanical properties, polymer chemistry, cancer treatments and even microwave radiation protecting materials. It is our expectation that this collection can elicit new investigations about graphene-based nanomaterials, as well as new submissions.

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