Single-Step Synthesis of Nitrogen-Doped Graphene Oxide from Aniline at Ambient Conditions

Zafar, Muhammad Adeel, Varghese, Oomman K., Robles Hernandez, Francisco C., Liu, Yang, and Jacob, Mohan V. (2022) Single-Step Synthesis of Nitrogen-Doped Graphene Oxide from Aniline at Ambient Conditions. Applied Materials and Interfaces, 14 (4). pp. 5797-5806.

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Abstract

Single-step, single-precursor synthesis of nitrogen-doped graphene oxide (N-GO) was demonstrated in this work. By choosing aniline as the sole source of carbon and nitrogen, N-GO films were fabricated using microwave plasma at a power as low as 80 W in atmospheric conditions. The aniline vapor dissociated under plasma formed islands of N-GO nanosheets on the substrates or walls of the quartz deposition chamber. The interplanar spacing in the pristine N-GO films was observed to be lower than that of GO films, which indicated a lower concentration of oxygen and other species present in the space between the N-GO layers. The as-fabricated N-GO demonstrated superior antiscaling and algicidal properties that are deemed imperative for water purification applications.

Item ID: 74619
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1944-8252
Keywords: aniline, atmospheric pressure microwave plasma, nitrogen-doped graphene oxide, single-precursor, water purification
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2022 02:10
FoR Codes: 34 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 3401 Analytical chemistry > 340199 Analytical chemistry not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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