Abstract

    Open Access Review Article Article ID: IJNNN-3-114

    Reduced Graphene Oxide and Its Natural Counterpart Shungite Carbon

    Elena F Sheka*

    Large variety of structure and chemical-composition of reduced graphene oxide (RGO) is explained from a quantum-chemical standpoint. The related molecular theory of graphene oxide, supported by large experience gained by the modern graphene science, has led the foundation of the concept of a multi-stage graphene oxide reduction. This microscopic approach has found a definite confirmation when analyzing the available empirical data concerning both synthetic and natural RGO products, the latter in view of shungite carbon, suggesting the atomic-microscopic model for its structure.

    Keywords: Reduced graphene oxide; Technical grapheme; Shungite carbon; Graphene oxide reduction; Quantum-chemical approach; Molecular theory

    Published on: Jan 11, 2017 Pages: 7-14

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-3492.000014
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