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Graphene Oxide Synthesis from Agro Waste

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Department of Nanoscience, School of Basic Sciences, Vels University, Pallavaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600117, India
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Center for Advanced Research and Development (CARD), Vels University, Pallavaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600117, India
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Institute of Future Environments, Nanotechnology and Molecular Science, School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia
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Academic Editor: Jiye Fang
Nanomaterials 2015, 5(2), 826-834; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano5020826
Received: 6 April 2015 / Revised: 9 May 2015 / Accepted: 12 May 2015 / Published: 20 May 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanomaterials for Energy and Sustainability Applications)
A new method of graphene oxide (GO) synthesis via single-step reforming of sugarcane bagasse agricultural waste by oxidation under muffled atmosphere conditions is reported. The strong and sharp X-ray diffraction peak at 2θ = 11.6° corresponds to an interlayer distance of 0.788 nm (d002) for the AB stacked GOs. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and selected-area electron diffraction (SAED) confirm the formation of the GO layer structure and the hexagonal framework. This is a promising method for fast and effective synthesis of GO from sugarcane bagasse intended for a variety of energy and environmental applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: graphene oxide (GO); natural precursors; value-added reforming graphene oxide (GO); natural precursors; value-added reforming
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Somanathan, T.; Prasad, K.; Ostrikov, K.K.; Saravanan, A.; Krishna, V.M. Graphene Oxide Synthesis from Agro Waste. Nanomaterials 2015, 5, 826-834.

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