Synthesis of phase transferable graphene sheets using ionic liquid polymers

TaeYoung Kim, HyunWook Lee, JongEun Kim, Kwang Suck Suh

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A practical route to the production of solution phase transferable graphene sheets using ionic liquid polymers (PIL) as a transferring medium is developed. Chemically converted graphene sheets decorated with PIL were found to be stable against the chemical reduction and well dispersed in the aqueous phase without any agglomeration. Upon the anion exchange of the PIL on graphene sheets, these PIL-modified graphene sheets in aqueous phase are readily transferred into the organic phase by changing their properties from hydrophilic to hydrophobic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1612-1618
Number of pages7
JournalACS Nano
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar 23



  • Graphene oxide
  • Graphene sheets
  • Ionic liquid polymers
  • Phase transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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