Synthesis and characterisation of reduced graphene oxide from graphite waste and HOPG

Publicado en la revista Materials Research Innovations de la editorial internacional Maney, especializada en revistas académicas en ciencia de materiales e ingeniería, humanidades, ciencias sociales y ciencias de la salud.

Materials Research Innovations  VOL 19 Nº3 192 (2015)

Autores: Marina González Barriuso, Angel Yedra Martínez, Pablo Mantilla Gilart, Carmen Manteca Martínez


Water soluble graphene oxide nanoplatelets and reduced graphene oxide were prepared from highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) and from graphite waste powder. This graphite waste has been used to reuse an industrial waste product and therefore, to reduce production cost of the graphene. A chemical oxidation method was used for the graphene oxide preparation followed by sonication. The reduced graphene oxide was obtained by a graphene oxide nanoplatelets chemical reduction. Characterisation was performed using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy (AFM).