Graphene Oxide Composites and their Potential Applications


Graphene Oxide Composites and their Potential Applications

Deepika Jamwal, Surinder Kumar Mehta, Dolly Rana, Akash Katoch

Graphene oxide (GO) is the oxidized form of graphene which makes it hydrophilic in nature i.e., water soluble and significantly altered their various properties such as high surface area, mechanical stability, tunable electrical and optical properties. GO is easily manufactured via chemical treatment through oxidation and exfoliation by ultra-sonication of graphite with low-cost production than the other carbon related materials. GO is capable to form mono-layer sheet through different functional groups (hydroxyl, epoxy and carboxyl) which is present on the surface of GO on many substrates, making it an admirable candidate to coordinate with other materials such as biopolymer or polymers, metal or metal oxide, metal sulfide, magnetic materials, etc. which are significantly used in various potential applications including super capacitor, photocatalysis, removal of heavy metal ion, water purification, sensors, batteries, biomedical applications (antibacterial activity, cancer cell detection, etc.).

Graphene, Graphene Oxide, Photocatalysis, Water Purification, Biomedical Applications

Published online 11/20/2018, 32 pages


Part of the book on Carbonaceous Composite Materials

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