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Guidelines for Tailored Chemical Functionalization of Graphene

Chang, Mi Se and Kim, Yern Seung and Kang, Jong Hun and Park, Jisoo and Sung, Sae Jin and So, Soon Hyeong and Park, Kyung Tae and Yang, Seung Jae and Kim, Taehoon and Park, Chong Rae (2017) Guidelines for Tailored Chemical Functionalization of Graphene. Chemistry of Materials, 29 (1). pp. 307-318. ISSN 0897-4756. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b02885.

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Graphene oxide (GO) has been synthesized by the Hummers method with modification of experimental condition by different research groups, but there is no guideline to prepare tailored GO for targeted applications. In this research, we suggest a guideline for tailor-fittable functionalization of graphene on the basis of the scope of our previous report on the two-step oxidation of GO. We describe a detailed procedure for synthesis of GO, effects of degree of step I oxidation on characteristics of GO and comparing them with effects of degree of step II oxidation. Characteristic changes of GO occurring during step I oxidation and those occurring during step II oxidation are different in species of oxygen functional groups, interlayer spacing, thermal stability, size distribution, and yield of GO. On the basis of the results, three types of tailor-fitted GO for a fiber, transparent conducting film, and hydrogen storage material are synthesized by controlling the degree of step I and step II oxidation. Compared to the reference GO synthesized by conventional modified Hummers method, the tailor-fitted GO showed 33.5%, 117%, and 104% enhanced performance in strength of the fiber, figure of merits of transparent conducting film, and hydrogen storage, respectively. Our results show that the performance of GO based application is significantly influenced by the synthesis condition of GO, and optimized performance of the applications can be obtained by the tailor-fitted functionalization of GO. We anticipate that this study would be helpful for a variety of researches, both synthesis and application of GO.

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Additional Information:© 2016 American Chemical Society. Publication Date (Web): September 9, 2016. Special Issue: Methods and Protocols in Materials Chemistry. This work was supported by the Carbon Valley R&D Project (R0000689) funded by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE), Republic of Korea. Author Contributions: M.S.C. and Y.S.K. contributed equally to this work. The authors declare no competing financial interest.
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Official Citation:Guidelines for Tailored Chemical Functionalization of Graphene Mi Se Chang, Yern Seung Kim, Jong Hun Kang, Jisoo Park, Sae Jin Sung, Soon Hyeong So, Kyung Tae Park, Seung Jae Yang, Taehoon Kim, and Chong Rae Park Chemistry of Materials 2017 29 (1), 307-318 DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b02885
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