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Title: Producing conductive graphene–nanocellulose paper in one-pot

Source: Journal of Polymers and the Environment. 27(1): 148-157.

Author(s)Wang, Ruibin ; Ma, Qianli ; Zhang, Huilong ; Ma, Zhengqiang ; Yang, Rendang ; Zhu, J.Y.

Publication Year: 2019  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4709-2B

Abstract: This paper reports a facile one-pot method to produce graphene oxide nanocellulose composite (GNCC) that was subsequently reduced using L-ascorbic acid to form a conductive paper (CP). Cellulose fbers were directly added into the reaction system during graphite exfoliation using sulfuric acid to produce cellulose nano- or microfbrils through acid hydrolysis along with mechancial mixing. FTIR and Raman analyses indicated that reduction using L-ascorbic acid efciently produced a welldeoxygenated CP with high conductivity of 116.3±1.5 S m−1 at 20% graphene oxide loading. Furthermore, the presence of cellulose nano- or microfbrils improved CP thermal stability with onset degradation Tonset of 319 °C as well as mechanical properties with a specifc tensile of 19 N mg−1. This one-pot method substantially simplifed the GNCC production process and has practical signifcance.

Keywords: One-pot; graphene oxide; cellulose; conductive paper; thermal stability

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 1,024 kb(s)

Date posted: 10/01/2019

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RITS Product ID: 96346
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Zhu, JunYong
Research General Engineer

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