Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2010, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (08): 2073-2086.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20100812

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Graphene: Synthesis, Functionalization and Applications in Chemistry

HU Yao-Juan, JIN Juan, ZHANG Hui, WU Ping, CAI Chen-Xin   

  1. Laboratory of Electrochemistry, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Biofunctional Materials, College of Chemistry and Environmental Science, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210097, P. R. China
  • Received:2009-12-28 Revised:2010-03-31 Published:2010-07-23
  • Contact: CAI Chen-Xin
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    The project was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (20673057, 20773067, 20833006, 20905036), Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University (NET-06-0508), and Foundation of the Jiangsu Education Committee, China (09KJA150001, 09KJB150006).


Graphene, a recently discovered carbon nanomaterial with carbon atoms tightly packed into a two dimensional honeycomb lattice, possesses many novel and unique physical and chemical properties because of its unusual monolayer atomic structure. Graphene has received a great deal of attention in fundamental and applied research. This review presents the current status of graphene synthesis, functionalization, and applications in chemistry. Specifically, the use of graphene for the fabrication of chemically modified electrodes, the preparation of chemical power sources, catalyst and medicinal matrices, and in gas sensors are summarized. Finally, further applications based on graphene are briefly introduced.

Key words: Graphene, Carbon material, Graphene oxide, Functionalization of graphene, Application of


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