Reduction of graphene oxide via L-ascorbic acid.

Chemical communications (Cambridge, England) (2010-02-04)
Jiali Zhang, Haijun Yang, Guangxia Shen, Ping Cheng, Jingyan Zhang, Shouwu Guo
ABSTRACT

We demonstrated that the individual graphene oxide sheets can be readily reduced under a mild condition using L-ascorbic acid (L-AA). This simple approach should find practical applications in large scale production of water soluble graphene.

MATERIALS
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Product Description

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(+)-Sodium L-ascorbate, crystalline, ≥98%
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L-Ascorbic acid, ACS reagent, ≥99%
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L-Ascorbic acid, puriss. p.a., ACS reagent, reag. ISO, Ph. Eur., 99.7-100.5% (oxidimetric)
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L-Ascorbic acid, reagent grade
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L-Ascorbic acid, puriss. p.a., ≥99.0% (RT)