Ethanol induced formation of graphene fractions suspended in acetonitrile

Heng Li, Jia Cai Nie, Jin Chai Li, S. Kunsági-Máté

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Abstract

Ethanol has etching effect on the side wall of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). Under proper treating temperature and employing ultrasonic treatment, graphene fractions might form and suspend in acetonitrile due to the ethanol induced breaking down of the ektexine of the MWCNTs. High resolution images by transmission electron microscopy validated these processes. Furthermore, due to the requirements of industrial applications, entropy driven selective adsorption was successfully tested for separation of the graphene layers from the remained MWCNTs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-497
Number of pages3
JournalCarbon
Volume54
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

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Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCN)
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Transmission electron microscopy
Adsorption
acetonitrile
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Ethanol induced formation of graphene fractions suspended in acetonitrile. / Li, Heng; Nie, Jia Cai; Li, Jin Chai; Kunsági-Máté, S.

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Li, Heng ; Nie, Jia Cai ; Li, Jin Chai ; Kunsági-Máté, S. / Ethanol induced formation of graphene fractions suspended in acetonitrile. In: Carbon. 2013 ; Vol. 54. pp. 495-497.
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