The reduction of graphene oxide with hydrazine: elucidating its reductive capability based on a reaction-model approach

Chun Kiang Chua, Martin Pumera

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We have performed an experimental investigation on the effects of hydrazine treatment on graphene oxide via a reaction-model approach. Hydrazine was reacted with small conjugated aromatic compounds containing various oxygen functional groups to mimic the structure of graphene oxide. The hydroxyl and carboxylic groups were not readily removed while carbonyl groups reacted with hydrazine to form the corresponding hydrazone complexes. In the presence of adjacent hydroxyl groups, carboxyl groups underwent thermal decarboxylation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-75
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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