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Title: Fe-catalyzed thermal conversion of sodium lignosulfonate to graphene

Source: Materials Letters, 100, 2013; pp. 180-183.

Author(s)Mun, Sung Phil; Cai, Zhiyong; Zhang, Jilei

Publication Year: 2013  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4706-2B

Abstract: Sodium lignosulfonate (LS) from sulfite pulping processing was used as a carbon source to synthesize graphene. LS was mixed with Fe nanoparticles (FeNPs) as a catalyst and thermally treated at 1000 °C for 1 h. The Raman spectrum and X-ray diffraction pattern suggested that graphene sheets were formed in LS thermally treated with FeNPs (Fe-HTLS). Scanning electron microscopy image of Fe-HTLS showed clusters of thin graphene sheets appearing in the form of nanoflowers. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy and electron reflection images provided further evidence of the formation of graphene in LS thermally treated in the presence of Fe catalyst.

Keywords: Lignosulfonate; Sulfite pulping; Fe nanoparticles; Graphene; Thermal treatment; Raman spectrum

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 597 kb(s)

Date posted: 09/25/2014

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RITS Product ID: 69483
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Cai, Zhiyong
Supervisory Research Materials Engineer

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