Special Issue "Graphene Oxide: Synthesis, Reduction, and Frontier Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019.
Graphene exhibits exceptional physico-chemical, mechanical, thermal, and optical properties that confer it with a potential for applications in various fields. In recent years, graphene oxide has received much attention as a precursor for the highly acclaimed graphene nanomaterial. Given its accompanying oxygen functional groups, graphene oxide exhibits a rich chemistry. The degree of oxidation in graphene oxide is one of the parameters employed in order to tailor its applications. Other aspects regard the properties of the starting graphite, the exfoliation of graphene oxide, and the subsequent reduction of graphene oxide that can be carried out via chemical, thermal, or electrochemical routes. In particular, the properties of graphene oxide open up new fields of application as high-performance electrodes in energy storage devices, sensing devices, gas adsorption, optoelectronics, or biomedical applications. However, it is challenging to make more efficient devices with required efficiencies by optimizing the availability, environmentally friendliness, and cost of raw materials, synthesis costs, and selecting the size-induced properties of graphene oxide nanomaterials.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit reviews, regular research papers, and communications to this Special Issue on Graphene Oxide: Synthesis, Reduction, and Frontier Applications.
Dr. Alina Iuliana Pruna
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- Graphene oxide
- Gas adsorption
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
1. Prof. Dr. Hab. Cecilia Cristea
2. Professor Lingxue Kong
3. Dr. Szabo Tamas
4. Dr hab. Marek Wiśniewski
5. Professor Nicholas Dunne
6. Professor Hyoung Jin Choi
Review: "Graphene oxide and its composites: Fabrication and Electrorheological Response
7. Dr. Iren E. Kuznetsova
8. Professor Gerardine Botte
9. Prof. Dr. Jan Chłopek
Title: Synthesis and characterization of chitosan/reduced graphene oxide hybrid
Abstract: Graphene family materials (GFM) are currently considered to be one of the most interesting nanomaterials with a wide range of application. They can also be used as modifiers of polymer matrices to develop composite materials with favorable properties. In this study, hybrid nanocomposites based on chitosan (CS) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO) were fabricated for potential use in bone tissue engineering. CS/rGO hydrogels were prepared by simultaneous reduction and composite formation in acetic acid or lactic acid, and crosslinked with a natural agent – tannic acid (TAc). A broad spectrum of research methods was applied in order to thoroughly characterize both the components and the composite systems, ie. XPS, XRD, ATR-FTIR, SEM, ninhydrin assay, mechanical testing, in vitro degradation and bioactivity study, wettability, and finally cytocompatibility. The composites formed through self-assembly of CS chains and exfoliated rGO sheets. Obtained results allowed also to conclude that the type of solvent used impacts the polymer structure and further its ability to interact with rGO sheets and the mechanical properties of the composites. Both, rGO and TAc, acted as crosslinkers of the polymer chains. The study showed that the developed materials definitely demonstrate potential for use in bone tissue engineering. The next step should be their detailed biological examinations.
10. Professor Gaetano Guerra
Release of cationic drugs from oxidized charcoal. In this manuscript the ability of graphene oxide and of oxidized charcoal to release in aqueous media cationic drugs are presented.
11. Professor Elena Sheka
Title: Graphene-oxyhydride carbon catalysts in view of spin radical chemistry of graphene