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A critical review on in situ reduction of graphene oxide during preparation of conducting polymeric nanocomposites

Mural, Prasanna Kumar S and Sharma, Maya and Madras, Giridhar and Bose, Suryasarathi (2015) A critical review on in situ reduction of graphene oxide during preparation of conducting polymeric nanocomposites. In: RSC ADVANCES, 5 (41). pp. 32078-32087.

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Graphene oxide (GO), prepared by chemical oxidation of graphite, serves as a building block for developing polymeric nanocomposites. However, their application in electrical conductivity is limited by the fact that the oxygen sites on GO trap electrons and impede charge transport. Conducting nanocomposites can be developed by reducing GO. Various strategies have been adopted to either reduce GO ex situ, before the composite preparation, or in situ during the development of the nanocomposites. The current state of research on in situ reduction of GO during the preparation of conducting polymeric nanocomposites is discussed in this review. The mechanism and the efficiency of reduction is discussed with respect to various strategies employed during the preparation of the nanocomposite, the type of polymer used, and the processing conditions employed, etc. Its overall effect on the electrical conductivity of the nanocomposites is also discussed and the future outlook in this area is presented.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY, THOMAS GRAHAM HOUSE, SCIENCE PARK, MILTON RD, CAMBRIDGE CB4 0WF, CAMBS, ENGLAND
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
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Date Deposited: 22 May 2015 09:22
Last Modified: 22 May 2015 09:22
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/51589

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