Chemical functionalization of graphitic nanocarbons

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Graphene is expected to be applied in a variety of applications; however, its production is very difficult and expensive. Functionalization and dispersion of graphene sheets from graphite are of crucial importance for the cost-effective and large-scale production of graphitic nanocarbons, which have properties similar to graphene. Chemical functionalization of graphene layers enhances exfoliation and prevents agglomeration. There are a variety of methods for the functionalization and exfoliation of graphite. This chapter summarizes the production of graphitic nanocarbons by categorizing the functionalization parts (edge and basal plane), functionalization methods (covalent and non-covalent), and functionalization reactions (cycloaddition, radical reaction, and electrophilic addition). Oxidative functionalization is also within the scope of this chapter. ©

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMolecular Technology
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials Innovation
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783527802722
ISBN (Print)9783527341610
Publication statusPublished - Feb 6 2019


  • Basal plane
  • Covalent
  • Cycloaddition
  • Edge
  • Functionalization
  • Graphene
  • Graphite
  • Non-covalent
  • Radical
  • π-π interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)


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