A novel bottom-up solvothermal synthesis of carbon nanosheets

Wang, Wentai and Chakrabarti, Sandip and Chen, Zhigang and Yan, Zifeng and Tade, Moses O. and Zou, Jin and Li, Qin (2014) A novel bottom-up solvothermal synthesis of carbon nanosheets. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2 (7). pp. 2390-2396. ISSN 2050-7488

Abstract

We report a bottom-up one-step solvothermal synthesis of thin layered carbon nanosheets (CNSs) by dehydrating glycerol with concentrated sulfuric acid in the presence of melamine. In this synthesis, melamine plays a critical role in the formation of the thin-layered CNS. This CNS was found to be a highly effective adsorption material: its adsorption of methylene blue (MB) is considerably faster than GO with a maximum adsorption capacity of MB at 585 mg g-1, comparable to most of the other carbon based nanomaterials.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 05:05
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 02:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: adsorption capacities; adsorption materials; carbon nanosheets; carbon-based; concentrated sulfuric acids; methylene blue; solvothermal synthesis; nanotechnology; chemical operations; chemical products generally; organic compounds; solid state physics; mixing and separation
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029999 Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified
03 Chemical Sciences > 0303 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry > 030302 Nanochemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1039/c3ta13593d
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/31699

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