A Novel One-Pot Process for Synthesis of Graphene and Graphene-Derivatives from Coals

Graphene is a potential "miracle" material with superior properties of tensile strength, thermal and electrical conductivity, and corrosion resistance. Current graphite-based production processes result in very high priced graphene (a gram of graphene oxide can cost over $150), which acts as barrier for commercial exploitation of this remarkable material. Our innovative one-pot process using abundantly available coal as a raw material is at least an order of magnitude cheaper, is simpler, uses one acid vs many strong acids and oxidants, and produces significantly less hazardous waste.

 

https://news.vt.edu/articles/2023/10/eng-me-mahajan-graphene-coal.html

 

Patent Information:
For Information, Contact:
Emily Lanier
Licensing Manager
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
emilylt@vt.edu
Inventors:
Roop Mahajan
Seul-Yi Lee
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