Graphene Oxide: Advances in Research and Applications

Ajay Kumar Mishra, Ph.D. (Editor)
University of South Africa, Florida Science Campus, Johannesburg, South Africa
Deepak Pathania (Editor)
Central University of Jammu, Bagla (Rahya-Suchani), Distt Samba, Jammu & Kashmir, India

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013060

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Graphene oxide is a carbon-based material what produces a monolayer or a few layers of oxygen-functionalized graphene. The number of layers usually differentiate between graphene oxide and graphite oxide. Though a multilayer system, graphite oxide monolayer flakes and few-layer flakes can be found in a graphene oxide dispersion. Due to the presence of oxygen functionalities, graphene oxide can easily disperse in various organic solvents including water and is compatible with a different matrix that dramatically enhances electrical and mechanical properties when mixed with polymer and ceramic materials. Graphene oxide possesses a sp2 bonding network. Graphene oxide can be used as an intermediary in the production of single layer or few-layer graphene sheets. Graphene oxide can be reduced in solution and as a thin film using a variety of reducing conditions, and reduction converts the graphene oxide into a material that has a large enhancement in electrical conductivity. Graphene oxide has been used in a variety of applications not limited to materials science engineering and biotechnology.

The present book describes the advances in research and applications of graphene oxide; in Chapter One, the general introduction on graphene oxide is introduced whereas in Chapter Two a broader summary of laser processing for graphene oxide/transition metal oxide nanocomposite coatings are described. Chapter Three discusses a graphene oxide template for the scaffolding transition metal/metal oxide ingredient. Chapter Four concludes the new advances in graphene oxide-metal nanocomposites for cancer theranostics. Chapter Five summarizes graphene oxide membranes as supercapacitor separators and Chapter Six contains details of graphene oxide in terms of the advances in research and applications of membranes. Chapter Seven speaks on the conductivity of graphene oxide films while Chapter Eight describes the application of graphene oxide based nanocomposites in heterogeneous photocatalysis for water purification. Chapter Nine deals with an immense uprising, detailing the functionalization and fine-tuning of 2D graphene designed for heterogeneous catalysis to make things greener. Chapter Ten summarizes graphene oxides for biomedical and therapeutic applications. Chapter Eleven describes graphene oxide as an outstanding material for advanced batteries while Chapter Twelve speaks on behalf of self-assembled graphene oxides and their different applications. Chapter Thirteen describes the versatile applications of graphene oxide in the field of nanoelectronic while Chapter Fourteen concludes this book with details about the design, fabrication, testing and delivery of graphene oxide in solar energy storage.

This book will be highly beneficial to the researchers working in the area of graphene oxide, polymer/ceramic chemistry, materials science, engineering, drug delivery, medicine and environmental science. It also covers membrane and super capacitors with their advanced applications. This book also provides a platform for all researchers to carry out graphene oxide research and the advances in the area. The book also covers recent fundamentals, advancements and newer prospects about the future research in graphene oxides.

Preface

Chapter 1. A General Introduction on Graphene Oxide
(Deepak Pathaniaa and Ajay Kumar Mishrab, Department of Environmental Sciences, Central University of Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India and others)

Chapter 2. Laser Processing of Graphene Oxide/Transition Metal Oxide Nanocomposite Coatings
(E. György, A. Perez del Pino, L. Duta, C. Logofatu and A. Duta, National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Bucharest, Romania)

Chapter 3. Graphene Oxide Template for Scaffolding Transition Metal/Metal Oxide Ingredient
(Mohammad Razaul Karim and Shinya Hayami, Department of Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh, and others)

Chapter 4. New Advances in Graphene Oxide-Metal Nanocomposites for Cancer Theranostics
(Yanxian Guo, Zhiming Liu, Wen Zhang and Zhouyi Guo, MOE Key Laboratory of Laser Life Science and SATCM Third Grade, Laboratory of Chinese Medicine and Photonics Technology, College of Biophotonics, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, P. R. China, and others)

Chapter 5. Graphene Oxide Membranes as Supercapacitor Separators
(Y. M. Shulga, S. A. Baskakov and G. L. Gutsev, National University of Science and Technology MISIS, Moscow, Russia, and others)

Chapter 6. Graphene Oxide: Advances in Research and Applications of Membranes
(SherAyaz and Hai-Yin Yu, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu, Anhui, China)

Chapter 7. Conductivity of Graphene Oxide Films
(V. A. Smirnov, A. D. Mokrushin and N. N. Denisov, Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka, Moscow District, Russia, and others)

Chapter 8. Application of Graphene Oxide Based Nanocomposites in Heterogeneous Photocatalysis for the Treatment of Organic Contaminants
(ManjotKaur, Surinder K. Mehta and Sushil Kumar Kansal, Department of Chemistry and Centre of Advanced Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, and others)

Chapter 9. An Immense Uprising: Functionalization and Fine-Tuning of 2D Graphene Designed for Heterogeneous Catalysis to Make Things Greener
(Chetan K. Modi, Ravi Vithalani and Dikin Patel, Applied Chemistry Department, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat, India)

Chapter 10. Graphene Oxide for Biomedical and Therapeutic Applications
(Sangeeta Kumaria, Laurence Fitzhenrya and Raj Pal Singh, Pharmaceutical and Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre, Department of Science, Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road, Waterford City, Waterford, Ireland, and others)

Chapter 11. Graphene Oxide: An Outstanding Material for Advanced Batteries
(Marinela I. Panayotova and Vladko T. Panayotov, University of Mining and Geology, Sofia, Bulgaria)

Chapter 12. Self-Assembled Graphene Oxide for Diverse Applications
(Arush Sharma, Manita Thakur, Chetna Verma and Swadeep Sood, Shoolini Institute of Life Sciences and Business Management, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India, and others)

Chapter 13. Versatile Applications of Graphene Oxide-In the Field of Nanoelectronic
(Vaneet Kumar and Saruchi, Department of Applied Science, CT Group of Institutions Jalandhar, Punjab, and others)

Chapter 14. Design, Fabrication, Testing and Delivery of Graphene Oxide for Application in Solar Energy Storage
(Rajesh Kumar, Allah Dekhma Jara, Ankush Chauhan and Virender Pratap Singh, School of Physics and Materials Science, Shoolini University, Solan, India)

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