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Graphene Oxide Synthesis from Agro Waste

Department of Nanoscience, School of Basic Sciences, Vels University, Pallavaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600117, India
Center for Advanced Research and Development (CARD), Vels University, Pallavaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600117, India
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;
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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