Synthesis and Characterization of Chemically Derived Graphene Oxide from Graphite Conference paper First Online: 05 April 2019
Part of the
Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering
book series (LNCE, volume 30) Abstract
Graphene oxide (GO) has unique physical, chemical, and mechanical properties. It has also acquired great interest for its unique mechanical, electrical, electronic, and optical properties. GO possesses different types of functional groups, which allows it to interact with organic and inorganic materials in covalent, non-covalent, or ionic manner. Therefore, GO behaves like a semiconductor due the presence of impurity such as hydroxyl, carbonyl, and carboxyl groups as a functional group. The present paper deals with the synthesis of ultrathin layer of GO from commercially available graphite powder. The synthesis process starts with the chemical oxidation of commercial graphite powder into GO by modified Hummer’s and Offeman method. Modified Hummer’s method is simple and easily adoptable in laboratory. The obtained GO material was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR).
Keywords Modified hummer’s method Graphite Characterization References
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