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Title: Room-temperature synthesis of soluble carbon nanotubes by the sonication of graphene oxide nanosheets
Authors: Wang, S. 
Tang, L.A.L.
Bao, Q. 
Lin, M.
Deng, S. 
Goh, B.M.
Loh, K.P. 
Issue Date: 2009
Citation: Wang, S., Tang, L.A.L., Bao, Q., Lin, M., Deng, S., Goh, B.M., Loh, K.P. (2009). Room-temperature synthesis of soluble carbon nanotubes by the sonication of graphene oxide nanosheets. Journal of the American Chemical Society 131 (46) : 16832-16837. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja905968v
Abstract: The transformation of two-dimensional graphene oxide (GO) nanosheets into carbon nanotubes was achieved by sonicating GO in 70% nitric acid. Through the use of mass spectrometry to track the evolution of molecular fragments during the acid ultrasonication, it was observed that GO can be readily decomposed into polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The cavitation-induced condensation of these PAHs results in their molecular reconstruction to form folded carbon nanostructures. UV-emitting, water-soluble carbon nanoparticles as well as carbon nanotubes that exhibit magnetic properties were fabricated under catalyst-free conditions. © 2009 American Chemical Society.
Source Title: Journal of the American Chemical Society
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/76903
ISSN: 00027863
DOI: 10.1021/ja905968v
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