The cover photo of July 2019 issue is dedicated to the 41st anniversary of the first reported synthetic approach of dendritic hyperbranched structure. The cover photo adopted from the Valer et al., where they reported the preparation of dendritic hyperbranched copolymers based on bis(hydroxyl methyl) propionic acid polyester and studied the architecture - behavior - properties relationship. Dendritic structures are known for their perfect chemical definition, highly dense structure, and a well-defined number of surface functionalities. The soft multifunctional modifications could be compliant to valuable flexibility for embedding different chemical moieties on the surface either within the structure or at the core.
Functionalization of Graphene and Reduced Graphene Oxide in Different Matrices
E. Celasco1,2, *, M. Sangermano3
1Dipartimento di Fisica Università di Genova, Via Dodecaneso 33, 16146, Italy
2CNR IMEM Unità Operativa di Genova, Via Dodecaneso 33, 16146, Genova, Italy
3Politecnico di Torino, Applied Science and Technology Department, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy
Adv. Mater. Lett., 2019, 10 (7), pp 460-464
Publication Date (Web): May 20, 2019
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Graphene (G) presents a huge variety of intriguing properties, as extraordinary electronic transport characteristics. G, thanks to its low chemical reactivity, can also be used as an active support for catalytic nanoparticles. Some possible graphene application could be: its employment in active material in electronic devices such as sensors, batteries, supercapacitors, hydrogen storage systems or as fillers to produce multifunctional nanocomposite polymeric materials. In more detail we would like to examine: different approach of reduction and functionalization of in situ reduced graphene oxide obtaining an enhancement of thermal conductivity and an resistivity decrease. Surface modification and functionalization of rGO to improve its dispersion in organic solvent and also polymeric matrix. © VBRI Press.
Graphene, reduced graphene oxide, surface chemistry.