Chemoselective photodeoxidization of graphene oxide using sterically hindered amines as catalyst : synthesis and applications
Date of Issue2012
School of Materials Science and Engineering
We report a green and efficient method for chemoselective deoxidization of graphene oxide via the ultraviolet irradiation catalyzed with 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-4-piperidinol. While the sp2-hybridized oxygen functional groups are removed after the reduction, the epoxy and hydroxyl groups are retained in the chemoselectively reduced graphene oxide (CrGO). The obtained CrGO nanosheets exhibit the high solubility and excellent electronic stability, which allows for the fabrication of thin film devices through a solution processing. As a proof of concept, a CrGO-based write-once-read-many-times memory device with the desirable stability and long-time operation is fabricated.
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