Introduction to Graphene: Chemical and Biochemical Applications addresses a broad range of graphene research, including the prehistory and background of graphene, synthetic approaches, characterization techniques, composites/derivatives, inorganic graphene analogues, and applications of graphene. The book's special emphasis on solution chemistry and graphene sets it apart from less practical titles in that its concepts are immediately implementable in the laboratories of chemists and biochemists.
The book presents a variety of experimental approaches from the authors' research laboratories and others around the world for graphene preparation in the solution phase, especially under aqueous conditions or in animal serum-the most practical kind of graphene for chemists and biochemists. The book is ideally suited for a broad range of readers, including advanced undergraduates, graduate research students and professionals in state-of-the-art research labs who want to use graphene to develop novel applications.
- Features reviews of the most recent advances in graphene research across chemistry and biochemistry
- Emphasizes chemical and biological applications for specialists, aiding more multi-disciplinary research
- Presents a variety of experimental approaches for graphene preparation in the solution phase, especially under aqueous conditions or even in animal serum
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2. Synthetic methods
3. Characterization of graphene
4. Graphene composites with 2D-materials
5. Graphene composites with CNT and Fullerenes
6. Graphene composites with synthetic polymers
7. Graphene composites with proteins and biologics
8. Properties of graphene and its composites
9. Inorganic analogues of graphene
10. Application of graphene
11. Nanotoxicity of graphene
12. Future of graphene revolution and roadmap
Challa Vijaya Kumar, PhD is a senior professor at the University of Connecticut and has more than 40 years of research experience in interdisciplinary research areas including biological chemistry, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, photochemistry, biochemistry and material chemistry. He has more than 158 peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters in internationally reputed journals. He has been actively working in the area of bio-related two-dimensional materials for nearly 25 years and has published 10 papers on graphene related topics in the last 3 years. More importantly, his research lab pioneered the synthesis of graphene in aqueous conditions using proteins as exfoliating agents.
Ajith Pattammattel is a graduate student who has been working under Dr. Challa Kumar for the last five years and has significant experience in graphene synthesis, characterization and chemistry at biological interfaces. He has 8 publications on graphene related topics in reputed journals.