Metal-based impurities in graphenes : application for electroanalysis
Chee, Sze Yin
Date of Issue2012
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
We show here that metallic impurities presented in graphenes prepared from graphite can be usefully employed for electroanalysis. We demonstrate that cumene hydroperoxide electrochemical reduction on graphene containing iron-based impurities provides significantly larger voltammetric currents than the same experiment using iron oxide nanoparticles. This opens doors for turning metallic impurities into potentially useful components of graphene based electrochemical systems.
© 2012 The Royal Society of Chemistry.